The teams and organisations that will thrive amid the current and future challenges are ones where people are not only empowered but equipped to navigate complex intra and interpersonal dynamics, and where people have the confidence and capability to take interpersonal risks, volunteer ideas, challenge ideas and to ask for help if required.
Psychological safety is an essential part of a mentally healthy workplace, but it is also critical for team problem solving, creativity and innovation and ensuring shared identity and understanding within and across teams.
At Psychological Safety Australia, our focus is on the practicalities of building personal, team, and leadership capabilities which make this possible.
Developing and maintaining trust, managing interpersonal conflict, and promoting appropriate workplace behaviour are all complicated in our new ways of working. Our programs are designed to deliver real behaviour, capability and culture change.
The core aim is to build flourishing interpersonal and team environments. Our programs draw on the latest behavioural science insights and are delivered by highly qualified and experienced practitioners.Our Services
David Burroughs is a workplace psychologist who has spent the last decade and half working with major organisations, both in Australia and abroad, in the area of workplace mental health, workplace culture, change management and complex behaviour.Learn more
Professor Brock Bastian is an internationally acclaimed researcher, author, and speaker who has spent the last 15 years seeking to understand how culture impacts on mental health and ethical decision-making.Learn more
The term “toxic positivity” has received a good deal of attention lately. Coming off the back of the “positivity movement” we are beginning to recognise while feeling happy is a good thing, overemphasising the importance of a positive attitude can backfire, ironically leading to more unhappiness.
‘Psychological Safety’ is not new, but it has recently become the ‘next big thing’ for many organisations. It is a great concept, and when properly brought to life can have an enormous positive impact on people and organisations. However, it seems to be increasingly subject to concept confusion and erroneously used as a proxy for things like Psychological Health and Safety (PH&S), psychosocial climate and what constitutes a ‘mentally healthy workplace’. So, what is Psychological Safety, and in a practical sense, how does it apply in the corporate domain?
Building Psychological Agility has become a core managerial skill and a desirable quality within any workforce. Psychological Agility gives people the capacity to respond rather than react to difficult experiences, and this is critical for navigating conflict, maintaining positive interpersonal relationships, and building effective team and organizational cultures.