What Is Psychological Safety?

“Psychological safety in the workplace means that every single person in an organisation is able to bring their whole self to work and feel safe to speak out.

No hiding, no censoring, no code-switching.

When you have a psychologically safe environment and people feel safe to bring their whole self to work, people communicate and collaborate effectively and a culture of curiosity and creativity is cultivated.

You have happier, healthier and more engaged employees, which increases innovation, productivity and turnover!”

- Gina Battye

The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety

Gina created the blueprint for psychological safety: The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety.

These are principles and teachings that are applicable to workplaces and their people around the globe, whether working in an office or online.

The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety are the foundations and building blocks being used around the world to create fully inclusive workplaces.

In essence, they cultivate an environment where people (and businesses) thrive.

As featured in Thrive Global.

The 5 Pillars Of Psychological Safety

5 Pillars of Psychological Safety - Gina Battye

Pillar 1 - SELF

The first pillar centres around Gina's signature Authentic Self Process. The Authentic Self Process is a powerful 3 step system to bring your whole self to work and life. Raise your self-awareness, then release and reprogram the influences that affect how you think, your emotions and your behaviours in the workplace. With renewed perspective, you will learn and apply personal leadership strategies to increase resilience and unlock untapped potential.

Pillar 2. SOCIAL

Learn how to enhance your connection and social interactions with others; to create and nurture healthy relationships.

Pillar 3. COLLABORATION

Install the mechanics of effective team working and collaboration, to build trust and maximise the potential of individuals.

Pillar 4. CURIOSITY

Develop your ability to reflect on and learn from experience with a curious and open mindset, to drive innovation.

Pillar 5. CREATIVITY

Develop your problem solving and creative thinking skills, to explore new possibilities; increasing engagement and revenue.

The Authentic Self Process

The Authentic Self Process is the first of The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety. It is the foundational building block for the 5 Pillars.

The Authentic Self Process is a powerful 3 step system to to bring your whole self to work and life.

This system raises your self-awareness, then releases and reprograms the influences that affect how you think, your emotions and your behaviours in the workplace. With renewed perspective, you learn and apply personal leadership strategies to increase resilience and unlock untapped potential.

The 3 steps to the Authentic Self Process are: Raise, Release and Reconnect.

To find out more about The Authentic Self Process, click here.

WHO IS GINA BATTYE?

Gina Battye Psychological Safety LGBT Training

Gina Battye is a world-renowned, award-winning Psychological Safety and LGBT+ inclusion consultant and trainer for multinational corporations, Fortune 500s, TV, film, radio and the global press.

Gina is on a mission to create work environments where people can thrive; through unleashing untapped potential in workplaces around the globe.

Her blueprint for psychological safety: The 5 Pillars of Psychological Safety, is now being implemented worldwide to create fully inclusive workplaces. Gina is collaborating with The University of Cambridge on a Psychological Safety diagnostic tool to be rolled out in workplaces worldwide.

Gina's work has been featured widely in the media, including Sky News, BBC, Forbes, The Telegraph, BBC Three, The Times, Metro, The Sun, Psychologies, Cosmopolitan, Pink News, Vice, Gay Star News, Diva and Curve.

A powerhouse. An influencer. A leader. She stands up, she speaks up, she shouts out, she calls out. She makes a difference. She educates. Gina is daily creating breakthroughs in workplaces globally, combining world-class training with a heavy dose of hindsight… Gina changes lives!