Countless links between education and health show that individuals with higher levels of education live healthier and longer lives than those who are less educated. Starting from early childhood, research shows links between access to education and better health.

Unlocking the mind with cooperation

What does getting along with others and practicing quick and effective conflict resolution have to do with “education?”

Being assertive is a core communication skill. Assertiveness can help you express yourself effectively and stand up for your point of view. It can also help you do this while respecting the rights and beliefs of others.

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Being assertive can also help boost your self-esteem and earn others’ respect. This can help with stress management. It may especially help you reduce stress if you tend to take on too many responsibilities because you have a hard time saying no.

Learning and education start with a willingness to try something new and to think through ideas yet discovered. That task is made easier when there’s psychological safety giving you the feeling of being accepted and respected.

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Believing you can present your true self at work without fear of negative consequences to your self-image, status, or career creates a great place for education to flourish.
But it also goes beyond that to trusting that your team and your workplace is safe for interpersonal risk taking, which is crucial to being in an energized workplace of learners and problem solvers. When there’s a high level of psychological safety, there is a culture of inclusion. People feel safe to speak up, to offer ideas, and to ask questions. At the very core of psychological safety is a mindset that welcomes diversity of thought, whether it brings good news, bad news, or a puzzle. In this course, you’ll learn what psychological safety is and the big impact it has in the workplace, and how to nurture a mindset of psychological safety and build a skillset that supports it. And you’ll learn what challenges might inhibit a culture of psychological safety, solutions for overcoming each challenge, and techniques to measure and sustain high levels of psychological safety in your workplace.