Have you, as head of your team, felt frustrated when team members seem distracted and unable to work because of personal issues?
Have you, as a team member, wanted a second opinion for your big idea, but were afraid of being laughed at, or—worse—having your idea stolen?
Have you been in a work situation where you felt trust was broken, and you were left with few options for repairing it?
These issues stymie productivity and strain relationships in offices around the globe; professional business coach Maxine Attong offers a radical, but proven solution: the office “safe space.” Enter this space—where trust is paramount—and find your way forward, free from the worries of being judged, ridiculed, shamed, or stolen from. A safe space offers: an empathetic leader willing to listen as you share what’s preventing you from focusing on the day’s task; a fellow team member willing to help you hammer out an idea you have for streamlining an office procedure; or a team leader willing to listen to your frustrations over a coworker, yet remaining neutral and sworn to secrecy.
Attong developed this “safe space” concept through more than twenty years of work with organizations in the gas and oil, financial, manufacturing, and service industries. When team members feel safe, Attong believes, they will take risks, make decisions, and put forth their best efforts despite what is happening in their personal lives. A team with all members able to perform at their peak will be a winning team—one that achieves excellence and propels its people forward to even greater victories. This book leads the way to those victories.