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Organisational Change and Psychosocial Hazards: Insights for Leaders

National Safe Work Month - Week Four Insights

If you've been following along this National Safe Work Month we've shared our top insights for leaders and change practitioners with a focus on recent Psychosocial Hazards legislation changes, and organisational change.

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We're bringing this thing home with our favourite reflection questions to ask when you are leading a change. Often we can get caught up in the action and urgency of an organisational project, and the rush to deliver.

Taking the time to reflect on questions for ourselves, to check in on our own psychological wellbeing and psychosocial safety, as well as questions for our team and their safety, is incredibly important.

So here's our top change reflection questions that can help you to pause, reflect and reconsider where the change is taking you and your people, and if the action planned is going to create safe social spaces for all.

9. Reflection questions for you, the leader

  • How do you want your leadership from this time to be remembered?

  • What has been unnecessarily draining my energy today, and can I do it less?

  • What part of my day has been energising, and how can I do more of that?

  • Would I see me as a role model, if I were a member of my team?

10. Reflection questions for your team

  • What are your energy levels like after a day at work?

  • What's going well in your role?

  • Do you have a trustworthy person or group who hears you out and supports you at home and at work?

  • If you had more time, what would you do?

If you've missed our previous insights into the connections between organisational change and psychosocial risks and hazards you can check out our other articles here. It's been a month chock full of ideas and insights for leaders of all types of change.

In Week One we talked about the different jurisdictions, and Codes of Practice, as well as the need for leaders and change managers to understand their obligations.

Week Two took a deep dive into the language of the legislation, especially the definitions of hazards and risks. Then we sorted out the key differences between the concepts of PsychoSOCIAL safety and PyschoLOGICAL safety.

And Week Three explored the early warning signs leaders should be looking that can indicate that change is causing psychosocial harm.

Want to bring your team up to speed today on psychosocial hazards and gain the practical tools as a leader to deliver effective organisational change?

Check out our other blog articles to find out more or work with us now.

Here's a taste of what you expect from partnering with us:

“The program empowered me with a newfound confidence in leading during times of change, and it gave me a deeper understanding of the dynamics at play in such situations.”

*this is not an exhaustive list and as leaders we should never seek to 'diagnose' our teams as a medical professional would. As with many things, taking action early is likely to prevent problems getting more serious and causing major difficulties later on. Make sure you know the support mechanisms available for you and your team, and always direct your team to medical professionals for this type of advice.

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