Building a Workplace of Psychological Safety and Resilience.
A Well Working Workplace is one that understands and implements psychological safety in its practices, policies and culture.
Take the introductory quiz to help you assess your workplace on some common areas of concern associated with psychological safety in the workplace.
EFR’s Well Working Workplaces model is designed to define, assess, and improve psychological safety in the workplace based the work of the US Surgeon General’s Office as well as the World Health Organization. The US Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, states “A healthy workforce is the foundation for thriving organizations and healthier communities” in a report released late in 2022. The report states that employers have a unique opportunity not only to invest in the mental health of their workforce, but also to strengthen their organizations’ success by doing so.
76% of US Workers in 2021 Surveys reported at least one symptom of a mental health condition, an increase of 17% in just two years.
81% of workers reported that they will be lookinng for workplaces that support mental health in future.
84% of respondents reported at least one workplace factor that had a negative impact on their mental health.
While the concept of psychological safety has been around for many years, it was not until recently that workplaces began assessing and measuring its impact. Join Lars Peterson, LISW to
Plus, Lars will share about EFR’s offering, Well Working Workplaces, and how EFR can partner with your organization to develop a psychologically safe culture.
Is your worklpace working well? Are your workers well? Do you have a way to measure whether your workplace or workers are well?
EFR developed a survey measurement tool to help you assess the psychological safety of your workplace! The Well Working Workplaces Assessment provides a means to gather input from your employees, analyze this data, and generate recommendations for areas of improvement.
The Workplace Assessment will also provide recommendations for tools that EFR developed to assist you to address gaps in workplace practices, policies and culture to improve the psychological safety of your organization.
Strong psychological safety= Employee job satisfaction=High Retention/Low Turnover=Productivity
Employee and Employer both benefit!
EFR has developed a workshop for company manager/leaders based on best practices from The US Surgeon General, The Work Health Organization (WHO), and leading experts in the field of psychological safety like Amy Edmondson.
The workshop will integrate management with psychological safety best practices to help your manager/leaders improve how they are handling your people- your most valuable resource.
Leadership coaching for managers who have participated in the Manager Workshop provides an opportunity for them to put their learning in to action by establishing a customized plan to integrate key take-aways into their daily work. Coaching sessions with trained leadership coaches add a layer of expertise and accountability to ensure managers are maximizing their workshop experience and bringing more psychological safety to your workplace.
Company policies and practices create your workplace culture. Do your policies protect psychological safety? Are your practices consistent with your policies? EFR’s Well Working Workplace consultants can help you identify gaps, develop policy or process improvements, and put programs in place to support psychological safety in your workplace.
Student Assistance Program (SAP) & Outpatient Counseling
Maddox*, an elementary-aged student, struggled with anger outbursts, physical aggression, and difficulties with problem-solving. After spending years off-and-on in therapy seeking treatment with various providers only to remark that “none seemed to want to listen,” Maddox’s parents sought SAP services through their district.
Today, Maddox is completing his SAP sessions and moving towards outpatient counseling. He has reduced his anger outbursts and has learned skills to help him successfully navigate challenging days.