Insight provides group, organizational as well as individual assessments that can help to determine the organizational/group/individual challenges faced and the corresponding services and support that may be needed.
Organizational Psychological Health & Safety Assessments
What mental health and work stress challenges are your employees/members currently facing? What psychological risks and hazards are present in your organization? What specific mental health programs would suit your organization? Prior to implementing specific psychological health and safety initiatives, it would be important to gain a better understanding of the psychological health and safety needs, concerns, and thus also priorities that exist within the organization.
HOW WE CAN HELP:
Insight can help you to select as well as apply the appropriate assessment tools and exercises to gain these important insights that could guide the development of your psychological health and safety initiatives. The main types assessments are those listed below.
Employee Mental Health & Work Stress Scan
MyPsychPulseTM, a comprehensive multi-issue mental health and work stress scan developed by Insight will scan for the following concerns:
MyPsychPulseTM is intended to:
By having your employees or members complete this mental health and work stress screen, you are taking a critical first or additional step towards identifying specific mental health and work stress concerns in your workplace that may need to be addressed. Our team of mental wellness and psychological safety experts stand ready to support and assist you in taking the next step towards addressing key issues and building a work environment that is healthy, safe, and productive.
Workplace Psychological Health & Safety Risk Assessment
Insight can help your team or organization to identify and assess psychosocial risks within your team/organization that have or could impact your employees’ psychological wellbeing and/or contribute to psychological injuries. The National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace identified 13 psychosocial factors within the workplace that can have a positive or negative impact on employees’ overall psychological health and safety. A workplace psychological health and safety risk scan will identify and assess these psychosocial factors:
- Psychological Support
- Organizational Culture
- Clear Leadership & Expectations
- Civility & Respect
- Psychological Competencies & Requirements
- Growth & Development
- Recognition & Reward
- Involvement & Influence
- Workload Management
- Psychological Protection
- Protection of Physical Safety
A brief scan that focuses more exclusively on psychological safety can also be used to determine employees’ sense of safety at work to ask a question, report a mistake, propose new ideas, share their concerns, express themselves, and take risks to advance your organization.
Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes (Amy Edmondson). When employees feel psychologically safe and operate within a safe and healthy work culture, they are much more apt to engage in behaviours and activities that foster creativity and innovation. An organization’s ability to innovate and evolve – be that to develop new products and services, adopt new technologies, or formulate new strategies – is critical to its success or even survival in a rapidly and continuously changing business environment. A 2017 Gallup report found that if organizations increase psychological safety, it makes employees more engaged in their work and can lead to a 12% increase in productivity. In 2015, Google’s Project Aristotle studied its employees to determine “what makes a good team,” researchers found that psychological safety was the most important quality that determined a team’s success.
Workplace Psychological Health & Safety Program and Process Gap Analyses
Insight can assist you with assessing the gaps in specific aspects of workplace psychological health and safety:
Team, Interpersonal Dynamics, and Personality Scans
“Inability to work well with others” is a commonly cited reason for conflicts, strained relationships, poor leadership, work disruptions, decreased productivity, project failure, absenteeism, turnover, and termination. People have different personalities, values, expectations, interpersonal inclinations/needs, and attitudes toward problem-solving. When we have to interact with co-workers, supervisors, clients, or other stakeholders that may be different than us in personality, values, expectations, behavioural tendencies, and interpersonal inclinations/needs, we may find it difficult to understand them and challenging to work with them.
Recognizing our own and other people’s personality types and preferences, behavioural tendencies, interpersonal inclinations as well as the underlying values, needs, and expectations is the first step towards building a deeper understanding, competency, accommodations and behavoural adjustments needed to work effectively with a broad range of people.
Insight maintains a large library of clinical and non-clinical assessments, and can help your managers and employees to achieve this first step by offering suitable team, interpersonal dynamics, or personality scans that would provide them with an insight into the specific aspects of personality, team, and interpersonal dynamics that they wish to explore and understand further. When members of a team take such a scan together as a team building exercise, they can 1) learn more about one another’s needs, tendencies, and preferences, and more importantly, 2) gain a deeper understanding of how to work effectively with team members that may have different or even similar needs, tendencies, and preferences.
More well-known scans include Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, True Colours, Firo-B, DISC, and many others.