New website launched to share global concerns of employees

To help organisations with distributed workforces, Workplace Options has created a database of analysis of psychological safety in nine different countries
By: | April 8, 2024

Psychologically safe workplaces across the world have become a necessity thanks to mounting pressures and unprecedented challenges in the corporate community. With many considering its importance in cultivating trust, openness and inclusivity in organisations, psychological safety has been essential to retaining talent, better customer service and a stronger brand value. 

Workplace Options (WPO), an independent provider of customised and localised wellbeing services serving more than 116,000 clients and 79 million people, has managed to derive data via human-to-human counselling within nine countries, including Australia, China, and India.

The findings have been compiled into a website called the WPO Psychological Safety Study: Global Context for Organisational Success, a website and multimedia content hub that presents information on how psychological safety affects employees in different countries, and includes multimedia resources, white papers, videos, articles, infographics, and other information on the global significance of psychological safety.

The website holds analysis and information from individual countries derived from the above data, providing insight into workplace symptoms manifest in the employee’s emotions, cognitions, and attitudes toward work. Leaders can then utilise the data to understand the challenges their employees face, especially if the organisation has workforces and operations in at least two of the nine countries involved.

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“As part of an overall corporate wellbeing strategy on a global scale, it is important to create a framework that allows the cultures and practices to be considered and recognised at the local level,” said Mary Ellen Gornick, Founding Partner, WPO Consulting Group. “The study gives leaders the information they need to create inclusive cultures in the locations where they have operations. But they should also keep in mind that variances might exist in how strategies are implemented at the country level.”