The relationship between psychological health, wellbeing and safety in the workplace is an evolving area of research and policy. Psychological safety as a concept has become a more prominent focus of research, and studies have shown the importance of psychological safety in the workplace.
KPMG was engaged by WorkSafe's WorkWell and Psychological Health Teams to undertake this research.
Scope and objectives
The aim of this research was to develop a picture of leading practice in leadership for psychological safety in the workplace.
Objective 1: Identify the most effective approach to engaging leaders in order to maximise opportunities for behaviour change.
Objective 2: Identify the key leader capacities and mindsets required to both address the impact of work-related factors on mental health and safety and to create workplace cultures that promote psychological health, safety and wellbeing.