Successful teams need a psychological sense of safety

Diversity and inclusion are big topics in business today. While it’s something many organizations are striving for, it’s not always understood on a statistical or emotional level. But why is this so important?

5 min
Published on April 13, 2021

When employees don’t feel as they’re part of the team, the consequences can mount up to something much bigger. Feeling “apart” takes a toll on not only performance, but also the health of the employee. Likewise, a lack of diversity means a lack of varied experience. This can hold the whole team back and foster a lack of understanding.

Healthcare bears a unique responsibility when it comes to fostering an environment of comfort and consideration. Understanding the needs of patients is much more than tending to wounds and performing surgeries. At its core, it’s about empathy. When empathy and understanding exist within the work environment, only then can they effectively translate to the realm of care. 

Christoph Zindel

„Inclusion means, for us, individual diversity is accepted and understood, and all people in our company feel welcome and treated fairly “, says Christoph Zindel, M.D. 

In this episode, Managing Board Member Christoph Zindel talks to Ulrike Attenberger, MD. Professor Attenberger is Director of the Clinic for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Bonn University Hospital in Germany, and a member of the Diversity @ DRG Commission. Her interest in gender diversity led to her contribution to a 2018 special report entitled “Women in radiology: gender diversity is not a metric—it is a tool for excellence”, published by European Radiology.

Dive into this conversation, to hear about the positive influence of a diverse workforce within the healthcare sector.

Successful teams need a psychological sense of safety with Prof. Dr. Ulrike Attenberger | Christoph Zindel
25 min
Diversity and inclusion are big topics in business today. While it’s something many organizations are striving for, it’s not always understood on a statistical or emotional level. But why is this so important?