#1 Ultimate Tactic to Avert High Turnover and Workplace Disruptions

Employee turnover, walkouts, and strikes can often be traced back to simmering issues within an organization. When leaders lose touch with their employees’ experiences (#1 Ultimate Tactic), valuable team members may pursue opportunities elsewhere. In pursuing a fulfilling professional life, employees are drawn to organizations that foster an interpersonal work climate emphasizing psychological safety and a sense of belonging. These organizations also acknowledge and value their employees’ contributions and well-being and offer competitive compensation.

This blog post, #1 Ultimate Tactic to Avert High Turnover and Workplace Disruptions, will emphasize the importance of leaders staying attuned to their employees’ needs through surveys and addressing concerns before they evolve into disruptive events. Considering various factors and employees ‘ perspectives, we will closely examine psychological safety’s role in a satisfying workplace.

What is #1 Ultimate Tactic To Avert High Turnover and Workplace Disruptions?

Stay Attuned to Employee’s Experiences Through Anonymous Surveys

Surveys may cover these themes and types of questions:

Psychological Safety/Team Engagement:

My workplace promotes an interpersonal climate where team members speak up. Encouraging team members to voice their opinions and concerns fosters an open and communicative work atmosphere.

Team members are encouraged to address tough topics in our organization. Addressing challenging subjects is essential for problem-solving and growth within the workplace.

I feel respected and show mutual respect. Mutual respect between colleagues is fundamental to a harmonious work environment.

I am part of a team: Being part of a team is crucial for a collaborative work environment, where individuals work together towards common goals.

I experience a sense of belonging and inclusion, regardless of my role. Inclusion and a sense of belonging contribute to a positive workplace culture, irrespective of one’s job title.

I feel safe to Rock the Boat:  take risks, raise concerns, share observations, challenge the status quo, and offer ideas without fear of humiliation or embarrassment. A safe environment for taking risks and sharing ideas promotes innovation and growth.

I feel safe to admit mistakes or failures. An environment that allows for admitting mistakes or failures supports learning and personal development.

Productive disagreements and debates are a part of our workplace culture. Healthy disagreements and debates can lead to better decision-making and creative solutions.

We have a learning culture that encourages growth and development. A continuous learning and development culture is essential for employee and organizational growth.

Colleagues tend to give each other the benefit of the doubt: Giving colleagues the benefit of the doubt promotes trust and collaboration within a team.

Everyone is treated with dignity and humanity: Treating everyone with dignity and humanity is a fundamental aspect of a respectful workplace.

The people I work with cooperate to get the job done: Cooperation among colleagues is vital for achieving common goals and successful project completion.



Maintaining a healthy, productive work environment hinges on leaders’ ability to stay connected with their employees and address issues proactively. Employee turnover, walkouts, and strikes often stem from unaddressed frustrations and concerns.  

Organizations must consider an interpersonal climate where employees feel safe, valued, empowered, and motivated, ultimately leading to greater job satisfaction and loyalty.

Take charge of your workplace environment! Conduct anonymous employee surveys and foster a learning culture through our Psychological Safety courses. Empower your team with our micro-learnings. Start building a safer, thriving workplace today

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“When leaders throughout an organization take an active, genuine interest in the people they manage when they invest real time to understand employees at a fundamental level, they create a climate for greater morale, loyalty, and, yes, growth.”

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