What is Psychological Safety in the Workplace? How Civility Impacts Your Organization’s Bottom Line

What is Psychological Safety in the Workplace? How Civility Impacts Your Organization’s Bottom Line

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DEI, employee engagement and experience, and flexible work are at the top of everybody’s minds these days; and harassment prevention has been on the to-do list for ages. Unfortunately, HR tends to put these initiatives into silos, as if they operate separately from each other.

Yet, these initiatives share a common goal that often goes unacknowledged: psychological safety—the feeling of freedom to be one’s whole self at work, without negative repercussions.

HR initiatives focus on big-picture behavior, but the nuanced interactions that make up day-to-day culture go largely unacknowledged. Why do most harassment prevention trainings ignore the prevention part? Civility and respectful behavior are prevention-focused concepts that should be at the forefront of training.

Join Catherine Mattice as she discusses how workplace concepts such as incivility, harassment, and inequity are intertwined, and how organizations can address them more proactively to create psychological safety for all workers.

After this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe a variety of negative workplace behaviors as intertwined and existing on a spectrum,
  • Define civility and psychological safety, and the benefits of focusing on them,
  • Identify areas where an organization could be undermining psychological safety,
  • Identify ways to measure, track and analyze psychological safety data to prevent future incidents.

Webinar Presenter
Catherine Mattice
Catherine Mattice

The founder of Civility Partners, Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, is a Strategic HR Consultant who assists organizations in building positive cultures through HR practices. Catherine is a widely recognized thought-leader in HR, and she is passionate about employers’ responsibility to create the opportunity and environment for employees to thrive – it shows in her sheer number of conferences and publications.

She has appeared on/in NPR, CNN, USA Today, Time.com and more as an expert, she has published articles in a wide variety of venues, and was a regular contributor to Forbes.com.

Catherine’s award-winning first book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, was hailed by international leadership-guru, Ken Blanchard, as, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She’s since written two more books, and is a LinkedIn Learning course author.

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