When we think of trauma, most people ascribe it to something that individuals, families, and communities experience. When trauma is ignored or met with a lack of understanding, it often manifests itself into harmful behaviors, consequences, and implications for individuals, families, and communities — and the same goes for organizations too. Organizations that become crisis-driven, psychologically and emotionally unsafe, and punitive are often suffering from unrecognized wounds caused or experienced by their leadership and members or worse — organizational amnesia around what caused those wounds in the first place.
It’s time to address and heal these wounds.
In this module we’ll unpack frameworks to help us understand the symptoms and dynamics of organizational trauma, different sources of trauma, and its impact on individuals and teams. We’ll explore the role of leadership in organizational trauma, how to move towards trauma-informed workplaces, intervention and prevention tools, and more.
Moving Towards a Trauma-Informed Workplace