Clear leadership and expectations are in a work environment where there is effective leadership and support so that employees know what they need to do, have confidence in their leaders and understand impending changes.
These statements make up the clear leadership and expectations factor in Guarding Minds at Work:
- In my job, I know what I am expected to do.
- I am informed about important changes at work in a timely manner.
- Difficult situations at work are addressed effectively.
- My organization provides clear, effective communication.
- My supervisor supports me to do my job successfully.
Engage your entire team in reviewing the factors that impact psychological health and safety in your workplace. This approach is recommended by the National Standard of Canada on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace. By doing this, you build awareness of the responsibility of each employee to contribute to a positive workplace culture. You also get their involvement in developing and being part of the solution.
Download this facilitator guide to help you lead a team discussion about addressing clear leadership and expectations.
Download the presentation slides to guide a group discussion to better understand how clear leadership and expectations impacts your team and collaborate on an action plan to promote and protect this in your workplace.
You can share the handout digitally or download and print them.
Each of the psychosocial factors identified in Guarding Minds at Work and the National Standard on Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace have similar resources that can be found here.