THIS is Milk, the award-winning tech company successfully hosted their highly anticipated Milk Bar event last month. The event, held at Impact Arts in Glasgow city centre, centred around the theme of psychological safety in the workplace.
This free event, open to all, aimed to provide attendees with valuable insights on fostering a psychologically safe environment where authenticity and inclusion thrive. Notably, the event raised £320 in support of the ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity.
Psychological safety is a crucial element in cultivating a productive and inclusive workplace. It refers to the sense of safety employees experience when taking risks and sharing their ideas without fear of negative consequences. By prioritising psychological safety, organisations can surpass the mere goal of diversity and actively foster a culture where all individuals can flourish.
The Milk Bar event featured a distinguished panel of experts, including Angela Prentner-Smith, the MD and Founder of This is Milk, Dr. Carrie Ballantyne from the University of the West of Scotland, Karrell Simms from xDesign, Gordon Kedslie from Cobry, and Kerry Freeman from Freehuman.
Together, they delved into the intricacies of creating a psychologically safe workplace that nurtures inclusion. The panel discussed the significance of psychological safety, shared strategies for establishing such an environment, and explored methods for measuring its impact.
Angela Prentner-Smith, the visionary leader behind This is Milk, expressed her enthusiasm for the event, stating:
“Whether you are a business owner or an employee, raising awareness of the importance of psychological safety is high on our agenda and we know from the work we do with our clients that more needs to be done to spotlight psychological safety.”
Psychological safety is the foundation of an environment where we feel secure to voice our opinions, challenge conventional norms, and embrace innovation. It is at the core of high-performing cultures.
Founded in 2015 by Angela Prentner-Smith, This is Milk is a Glasgow-based tech company renowned for its expertise in creating inclusive and engaging digital experiences. The company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident through its diverse team, comprising individuals from various backgrounds and their culture is built on principles of respect and collaboration.
The Milk Bar event not only provided attendees with valuable insights into psychological safety but also offered an opportunity to network with other professionals dedicated to fostering inclusivity in the workplace. By bringing together thought leaders and individuals passionate about building psychologically safe environments, This is Milk continues to be at the forefront of creating positive change within the industry.
The event made a difference in the lives of others by raising £320 in support of the ADHD Foundation. This contribution will aid the foundation’s efforts in supporting individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and raising awareness about neurodiversity traits.