Teams, Coaching & Facilitation
Organizations and workplaces that provide psychological safety will listen to and embrace views that may differ from their own. Psychological safety is important for a company’s success. What is psychological safety? It’s the ability of an employee or group of employees to speak up in the workplace about issues that concern them without fear of payback or stigma. This includes disagreeing with leaders, asking for clarification on areas employees don’t understand. It also means getting involved in implementing new policies.
Proactive measures are incredibly important, especially if organizations are to truly foster their female talent. When discussing how to make post-pandemic workplaces work for women, we often hear the term “flexibility” bandied about. Flexibility is key, but it can come with a catch. To delve deeper into this, I reached out to Eve Rodsky, New York Times bestselling Author of Fair Play.
Given a choice between working one-on-one with an executive coach or working with a group of peers in a facilitated coaching process, most executives would choose the former. Surely, the thinking goes, it’s better to have an experienced coach’s focused attention instead of relying on dialogue with your peers to support your development.