Psychological Safety & The Future of Work:
Reflecting Back to Propel Forward in 2020
Mary Ann Baynton recently joined Dr. Geoff Soloway, Founder of MindWell U, to speak about building psychologically healthy and safe workplaces. Their conversation covered:
Key Insights from the field of workplace mental health over the past 12 years
How to help senior leaders evolve
How to help union representatives evolve
From intervention to prevention
What supervisors and managers need to succeed in today’s workplace
How to develop a Psychological Healthy & Safe Organization
A mindful perspective of Guarding Minds at Work which inspired the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace
Mary Ann Baynton works with employers, organizations, unions, teams, and associations who wish to improve, address or resolve workplace challenges related to individual or organizational mental health issues.
As a workplace relations specialist, Mary Ann helps resolve issues for individuals, teams and organizations including those involving mental health, psychological safety, conflict or performance concerns. She focuses on helping people get unstuck, move beyond problems, reclaim dignity, preserve civility, restore productivity, and improve working lives.
She has served as co-chair of the Technical Committee for the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace, a member of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s Workforce Advisory Committee, and a member of the Employment Standards Committee for the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Mary Ann also proudly serves as the Director of Strategy and Collaboration for Workplace Strategies for Mental Health which provides free, practical ideas, tools and resources to help with the prevention, intervention and management of workplace mental health issues.
Interested in learning how you could use the MindWell Challenge to help build
psychological health and safety in your organization?
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How has workplace mental health changed in the last decade?
What is the first question leaders must ask themselves before making decisions?
Breathing in second hand stress
Psychologically Safe Leaders' Assessment
Plan-Do-Check-Act: psychological safety as part of occupational health & afety
The role of unions in psychological safety
If you enjoyed this webinar and would like to hear more from Mary Ann Baynton and the work she does, you can visit her website to purchase one of her many publications!
Other helpful resources:
Mental Health and The Future of Work: a free resource that builds the business case for developing a workplace mindfulness program. It includes evidence, information on ROI and strategies for successfully implementing a mindfulness program
The Standard: a set of voluntary guidelines, tools and resources to prevent psychological harm, and promote psychological health developed by the Canadian Mental Health Association
Psychologically Safe Leader Assessment: a free online resource to assess and identify leadership strengths in psychological health and safety
When your boss has a mental health issue: a set of resources for employees who need assistance dealing with a stressful boss
Guarding Minds @ Work: free resource that provides organizations with proactive, comprehensive ways to assess the psychological health and safety of their specific workplaces, combined with information on appropriate solutions and a method of measuring the effectiveness of those solutions
A Better Place to Work - Daily Practices that Transform Culture: a practical guide full of stories of transformative workplace change by Deborah Connors
Towards a Psychologically Safe Workplace by Dr. Martin Shain: a resource that focuses on steps an employer can take to help meet the minimum requirements for providing a psychologically safe workplace
Building Stronger Teams, Supporting Effective Leaders by Dr. Joti Samra: a leader’s guide and activities for developing resilience for themselves and their team