Physical & Psychological Safety go hand in hand

In this wide-ranging conversation, Craig Forman Lead People Scientist at Culture Amp and Cherry Ward, People and Capability Manager, Thiess, talk about why psychological and physical safety go hand in hand as well as the importance of second chances.

Humanity Works

How to create a culture of safety that drives performance and innovation.

Cherry Ward is a Senior HR leader for Thiess the world’s largest mining services provider.

As the People and Capability Manager, Cherry looks after 8,000 people in their Asia operations - a huge job that she does with a strong and unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Craig and Cherry talk about why psychological and physical safety go hand in hand as well as the importance of second chances.

In Episode 4 of Sprouta's Humanity Works Podcast Cherry and Craig chat about:
  • Cherry’s journey from migrating to Australia as an 8 year old to becoming  a senior HR leader looking after 8,000 employees across Asia.
  • The importance of recognising  creativity in everything we do and how we foster and leverage it.
  • The work Cherry is doing within her organisation to shift culture and mindsets.
  • The key learnings from Cherry’s many years of working across diversity and inclusion.
  • Australia’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Strategies for creating safe environments both physically and psychologically.
  • How to bring creativity and innovation in to our work.
  • The importance of second chances.
Show Notes:
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