“Worklife Partnership provided invaluable support during some very difficult times in my life. Not only did my Navigator help me feel less stressed with the support that was provided, I also felt more confident and stable in tackling life hurdles that followed. Working for a company that provides such an amazing resource makes me grateful. I know that I can pick up the phone at any time and find help and relief when things become challenging.”
– An employee WorkLife served
According to a MHA Mind the Workplace Study, 9 in 10 employees report that their workplace stress affects their mental health. In order to improve job satisfaction and retention, it is imperative that you focus on the psychological wellbeing of your employees.
Psychological safety is defined as the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. People who feel psychologically safe in the workplace have the ability to bring their full selves to work.
In a Workhuman study, 32% of respondents somewhat or strongly agree that they have felt lonely at work. When employees feel lonely, they have difficulties bringing their full selves to work. Here are some strategies to consider to combat loneliness and cultivate psychological safety in the workplace:
Implementing these strategies can help ensure your employees feel respected and valued.
A psychological safe workplace encourages employees to speak up when they see a problem. In turn, this helps organizations avoid potential failures and drive increased employee engagement. Furthermore, by allowing employees to share their ideas and opinions, they are able to demonstrate their knowledge as well as develop new skills.
Gallup discovered that psychological safety can lead to a 27% reduction in turnover and a 12% increase in productivity.
WorkLife wants to ensure that the workers we serve have the resources they need to feel a sense of belonging, psychological safety, and stability in their workplace environment. In turn, they can bring their whole selves to work and concentrate on their work. WorkLife provides Resource Navigators which help alleviate the burden of social challenges that are placed on the shoulders of your employees.
Do you want to learn more about how to usher a sense of safety and trust at work? Contact us.