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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Fostering a Psychologically Safe Workplace

Psychological safety is defined as a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. Wellness professionals can not only create psychological safety within their initiatives, but should also influence the work climate to build a psychologically safe place to work.

6/7/2017
When: Original Air Date: June 7, 2017
Available on-demand for NWI members (inlcudng NWI credit)
Where: United States
Presenter: Karen Mastroianni, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Contact: National Wellness Institute
715-342-2969


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Fostering a Psychologically Safe Workplace: What Does Wellness Have to Do With It?

Karen MastroianniOriginal Air Date: June 7, 2017

Presenter: Karen Mastroianni, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN


 


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What do a nurse on nightshift, a pilot, a new leader on an executive team, or a worker employed by biotech companies have in common? They feared speaking up when they should have--they perceived a lack of psychological safety. Psychological safety is defined as a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up, with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. One’s personal self-image at work is important and people spend a lot of energy protecting it. If we feel there is a risk of damaging that self-image, we don't take the risk. And in not taking the risk, a small piece of organizational learning or knowledge is lost. What is even more significant is the influence a lack of psychological safety has on individual and group well-being, undermining even the best workplace wellness programs. Wellness professionals can not only create psychological safety within their initiatives, but should also influence the work climate to build a psychologically safe place to work.


Objectives

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • explain the concept and research behind psychological safety.
  • describe the relationship between psychological safety and wellness.

  • describe how to build a psychologically safe workplace that enhances well-being as well as innovation.

About the Presenter

Karen Mastroianni, EdD, MPH, COHN-S, FAAOHN, is a principal and consultant with Dimensions, Inc., a consulting firm in Raleigh, NC.  Karen’s experience and research led to the path of the inextricable connection between the well-being of the organization and the employee. She received her BSN from the University of Akron, her MPH from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, and her doctoral degree in Organization and Work Force Development at NC State, with a research focus on factors that enhance and detract from employee well-being.

 

Karen is a co-author of a book and has published several articles. She is a Teaching Assistant Professor at NC State and Adjunct Assistant Professor at UNC School of Public Health. She also currently serves on NWI’s Council on Wellness Certification Excellence (CWCE).



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