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Psychologically safe workplaces lower attrition rates to 3%: report



On the other hand, 12% of employees experiencing low levels of psychological safety are likely to quit within a year, according to the report, based on a survey of 28,000 professionals across 16 countries.

This is more pronounced for members of diversity groups. In cases where psychological safety is low, 15% of LGBTQ+ members are at risk of attrition.

How to foster psychologically safe workplaces

Nadjia Yousif, chief diversity officer at BCG and a co-author of the report, said leaders have an “outsize impact” in establishing psychological safety.

“They set the tone by being role models and signaling what behaviors will be rewarded and what won’t be tolerated. Psychological safety can flourish only if it’s driven from the top,” Yousif said in a statement.

According to the report, leaders can utilize the following measures to create a psychologically safe workplace:

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