Professional ethics: Improving psychological safety in the workplace


Professional ethics: Improving psychological safety in the workplace


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Psychological safety is a measurement of how comfortable you are to share your thoughts and speak your mind in the workplace. It is an important area of research in the field of organizational behaviour. Current research has shown that organizations and teams with higher psychological safety are more productive, creative, and happier. And teams and organizations that have higher psychological safety make better and more ethical decisions. However, current research also shows that psychological safety is fragile within organizations and teams. Critical events such as new leadership, organizational strategy changes, and external situations (such as a pandemic) can adversely affect an organization's psychological safety.

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Duration:1 hour
Access:This is a live event. You will receive information about the location, materials, and attendance after purchasing.

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Learning Objectives:

  1. Understanding what is meant by the term psychological safety

  2. Understanding the importance of psychological safety to decision making and ethics

  3. Identifying the benefits of improving psychological safety within teams and organizations

  4. Exploring examples of organizations with both high and low psychological safety

Topics include:

• Defining psychological safety

• Understanding the relationship between psychological safety and ethical decision making

• Assessing psychological safety within teams and organizations

• A psychological safety case study

• Action steps to improving psychological safety in the workplace

WHO WILL BENEFIT: The course will benefit organizations and individuals looking to promote ethical decision-making and improve workplace productivity and creativity.

Bio: Garth Sheriff, CPA, CA, CIA is the founder of Sheriff Consulting, which specializes in the delivery of professional and leadership skills webinars and online courses. Sheriff Consulting's mission is to create a learning environment that is engaging and impactful to your professional development. Garth has also received training and worked as a professional actor. He is a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists and a graduate in improv from The Second City.

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