At Saragossa, we work hard to create a safe environment and a culture of expression that is honest, transparent, and truthful so that our people can feel comfortable speaking out and feel that they are heard.
Overcoming your fear at work
At Saragossa, we encourage a sense of ownership and responsibility for the work delivered to our clients and each other. We work hard to create a safe environment and a culture of expression that is honest, transparent, and truthful so that our people can feel comfortable speaking out and feel that they are heard.
However, the practical process of speaking up and vocalising thoughts can be daunting for many, with self-doubt and fear creeping in that what you want to say might sound stupid, offend someone or not be deemed significant.
Putting processes in place so that no matter how small or big your comment is, it is treated in the same way and with the same amount of respect will positively impact the mental well-being of the team.
Not to say that comments or dialogue can’t be challenged – this remains an integral part of the process – how you channel and turn the challenging situation into positive learning is the key.
At Saragossa, our teams strive to continuously improve by learning, challenging each other, asking questions, and embracing mistakes. We believe that overcoming fears is essential for personal and professional growth, and we support individuals in this journey. It’s not easy, but it’s worth it.
We recognise that clarity in communication is critical to our success. As a company we work predominantly from the office and we’ve seen this help build relationships quicker, allowing people to speak freely about their worries.
We’re in a results business and operate with total transparency. We’ve developed several processes, tools, and new approaches to working to achieve this. If people are struggling with a task, we put things into place to ensure that they work to the best of their abilities.
Read on to find tips about conquering your fear of speaking up at work.
Our clients, partners and people value our honesty, so we asked ourselves: Could increasing truthfulness and transparency within teams make us more productive? Read on to find out more.