In this uncertain time, leaders should be clear about what creates psychological safety for their people.
Based on the research of employees’ needs and integration of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, the Maslow Centre for Executive Leadership shows the following 5 areas are critical
- Social Connections
- Learning & Development
- Appreciation, recognition, celebration
When your employees feel they belong, be able to express ideas openly and get work done collaboratively, have opportunities to learn and grow, and be recognized for their effort, their psychological safety needs are met. And they will perform well.
Psychological safety is possible when leaders are committed to shaping the culture.