From hammer to toolbox — psychological safety is important, but not the only solution to workplace well-being

Lauren Finestone

‘Psychological safety’ is not the only aspect of psychosocial risk management that's needed for holistic and sustainable workplace improvements.

The concept of psychological safety is generating a lot of buzz, and rightfully so. Research has shown it promotes innovation, safety cultures and mentally healthy workplaces. But is there a risk of it becoming the latest corporate ‘silver bullet’ that can solve all workplace climate deficiencies? You may have heard of ‘Maslow's hammer’. It’s the tendency to apply a familiar tool or solution to every problem, regard...

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Published 08 August, 2023 | Updated 15 August, 2023