Few opportunities for building trust are as profound as a leader’s role in creating a “safe haven” for difficult conversations, decisions, and strategy execution – an environment where people feel it is safe to say what they really think about what they think is best for their organization.
Members of a team often define a safe place as one where individuals can discuss difficult topics in an open and candid manner without any fear of backlash, where the issues are separated from the individual.
So how does an organization, and leaders in particular, create these safe havens? In many cases, it requires embracing the concept of vulnerability and creating ground rules for behaviors and conversations where people feel it is okay to share what they’re truly thinking with no recrimination.
In this session, we’ll discuss:
the challenges that organizations face when they don’t have this safe haven for people
how creating an environment where co- vulnerability can bring value, trust and engagement to the business
the ways in which an organization can make this safe haven a reality to create this fearless engagement, as well as how to sustain it for better long-term results
Attendees will walk away with best practices for creating better employee engagement to enable the business to get clear on the strategy, as well as the behaviors and culture that will enable the company to successfully execute on that strategy.