Keeping A Safe Environment

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Keeping a Safe Environment We spend more time working than we do with our families. Therefore, it is important to make friendships, feeling like part of the work family and to have a have a safe work environment. Once an employee is able to accomplish this, they will become happier and more productive. Ultimately, this will help make the company thrive and become more successful. There are five steps used when creating a safe work environment. These are respect the wall, honor others, suspend judgment, value differences and be trustworthy (Smalley, 2007). This paper will discuss how a coach can create a safe working environment leading to healthy relationships in the work environment.
Respect the Wall
Respect the wall is actually termed the relationship wall and is the first step in creating a safe environment (Smalley, 2007). When you meet a person for the first time there is usually some guarding of feelings, emotions and character from the other party. This is done to create a space because the other person does not know you, nor do they trust you yet. This happens to a new employee when they start a new job or position. They feel very uncomfortable and out of place in the new surroundings. This is the perfect opportunity for a company to assign a coach. The coach can do several things to make them feel like part of the team. These include mentoring, showing them around, introducing them to other employees, helping with paperwork and discussing their new
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