Do Your Teams Feel Safe?
Make a Personal Connection
People need to feel safe and valued in order to make their best contribution in the workplace. As a leader, you set the tone and have a big impact on whether people feel connected.
Here are two ways to build an environment of safety for your public sector teams.
- Connect on a personal level. Notice what people care about and show genuine interest. Remember the names of family members and pets, important milestones, hobbies, and favorite sports teams.
- Spend time with team members to work toward and support their goals. Show that you care about their growth and development, beyond immediate assignments and responsibilities.
Check out Google's re:Work for practices, research and ideas for building an environment of trust and safety that enables engagement and high-performance.
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