If you follow me, you know that I often talk about psychological safety in the workplace. As a certified 4 Stages of Psychological Safety coach, I provide assessments and coaching to organizations and leaders to increase the level of psych safety within their organization. This is an essential part of the work at The Equity Equation. But it wasn’t until I connected with I. David Daniels on LinkedIn I took a pause. I never thought about psychosocial hazards. What are psychosocial hazards anyway?
According to Work Safe Victoria,
Psychosocial hazards are factors in the design or management of work that increase the risk of work-related stress and can lead to psychological or physical harm.
In other words, psychosocial hazards are experiences in the workplace that impact how one behaves. I find this to be utterly fascinating! I discuss and coach people on safety, but what are we doing to identify the social hazards that require safety measurements?
Some examples of psychosocial hazards include:
- workplace bullying
- role ambiguity
- time pressure
- poor organizational change management
- inconsistent application of policies and procedures
The list goes on.
In this week’s episode, Sacha sits down with I. David Daniels to discuss the psychosocial hazards that occur in the workplace. In this conversation, they unpack the behavior hazards often discussed but rarely mitigated that impact our experiences, such as bullying and role ambiguity.
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