Is PIE Training right for my organisation?

Wondering whether Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) training will help your organisation to grow and thrive? 

PIE training involves educating staff about how to create a safe and supportive environment for their colleagues and patients by considering their emotional and psychological needs. 

PIE training can help you to achieve sustainable change by improving staff well-being, service quality, building a more inclusive culture, and improving cost-effectiveness. We have written a more detailed blog explaining more about PIE training benefits and The Best 5 PIE Training in the UK. 

If you notice that your organisation is struggling with the following, then you may want to consider PIE training:

  • Poor organisational culture
  • Burnout and Absenteeism
  • Low employee morale and engagement 

Organisations do not exist without their staff, therefore, we need to prioritise the well-being of our staff. At RESET, we believe that PIE training can help to do this and we want to educate organisations on the benefits of PIE training. PIE training is common within healthcare services, specifically homelessness and addiction services, however, PIE training can be beneficial for other types of organisations and businesses too, which is why we have written this blog! 

Is PIE Training right for my organisation?

Signs that my organisation requires PIE training

Poor Organisational Culture

Refers to a set of shared values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that are detrimental to the well-being of employees and the organisation as a whole. 

Your organisation may be suffering from poor organisational culture because you have noticed the following: 

  • Lack of communication and transparency between staff
  • Lack of trust and respect, eg. blame-shifting and backstabbing
  • Managers micromanaging employees by excessively controlling tasks
  • Resistance to change, new ideas and innovations 
  • Discrimination, favouritism and unequal treatment 
  • Decreased productivity and missed deadlines 

PIE training can increase awareness among staff about the impact of organisational culture on psychological well-being. 

Staff can learn to recognise signs of poor culture and learn to manage this by understanding their own, as well as their colleagues’ emotions and challenges, promoting empathy and respect. 

PIE training equips staff with skills to have open, respectful conversations about culture-related concerns and encourages celebrating achievements within the organisation. 

Overall, PIE training can assist in initiating a cultural shift towards a more psychologically healthy environment. 

Burnout and Absenteeism 

Staff burnout and absenteeism are interconnected workplace challenges that can have significant negative effects on organisations. 

Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that results from prolonged exposure to high levels of stress in the workplace.

As discussed in an article titled “Company Culture: Examples, Signs and Remedies”, you may notice that you or your staff are experiencing burnout if you notice the following:

  • Emotional exhaustion, employees feel drained, and emotionally depleted being unable to deal with work-related tasks and interactions 
  • Staff experience reduced personal accomplishment and low self-efficacy 
  • Staff display a negative attitude towards colleagues and/or their patients

Absenteeism refers to the frequent absence of employees from work, it can involve:

  • Unscheduled leave
  • Being frequently late
  • Extending authorised breaks excessively

Absenteeism has various consequences: reduced productivity, impact on morale and increased workload for coworkers. 

PIE training can provide strategies for stress management such as mindfulness and meditation, breathing exercises thatwhich promote psychological resilience among employees. 

PIE training can help to educate staff about recognising signs of mental health difficulties, providing a safe and supportive space for staff themselves to explore this. 

Finally, PIE training emphasises the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance, encouraging employees to prioritise self-care. At RESET, we believe that in order to help others we need to help ourselves by practicing what we preach! 

PIE Training for staff burnout

Low Employee Morale and Engagement

Poor organisational culture and burnout can decrease employee morale, enthusiasm, and engagement. 

Recognising signs of low employee morale and engagement requires attentive observations, here are some common indicators:

  • Decreased productivity, employees missing deadlines or producing lower quality work
  • Lack of enthusiasm or apathy towards tasks 
  • Lack of initiative, ideas, or creativity 
  • Minimal interaction with colleagues or supervisors 
  • Increased absenteeism 

PIE training can effectively address the above by helping staff to increase awareness of their well-being, their own emotions and the emotions of others, leading to improved communication, empathy, and collaboration. Most PIE training includes team-building activities that further enhance collaboration and trust amongst staff. 

PIE training encourages inclusivity and diversity, promoting a sense of belonging for all employees and enhancing their engagement. 

Is PIE training right for my organisation?

You came here wondering whether PIE training is suitable for and will benefit your organisation. 

You have learned what to look out for within your organisation to determine whether PIE training may benefit you.

At RESET, we stand as advocates for a healthier workforce. With expertise in healthcare, our PIE training extends its benefits to diverse industries.

Regardless if you work within a healthcare setting or corporate setting, PIE training helps to create a safe and supportive work environment by increasing individuals’ awareness and helping them to develop skills to work collaboratively and manage their well-being. 

The next step is to take action! Embrace PIE training to unlock sustainable change, increase well-being, enrich service quality, foster inclusivity and enhance cost-effectiveness. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us and we can offer you unbiased advice. 

Interested in learning if your organisation offers a Psychologically Informed Environment – PIE? Find out in 3 minutes with our free quiz.

If you are interested in learning more about PIE Training, read about How Much does PIE training cost here.

Msc Saiyuri Naidu is a Senior Assistant Psychologist at the RESET Health Group and an MSc Clinical Psychology Graduate with a special interest in trauma and how this can affect an individual’s mind and body.

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