Workplace restoration is increasingly recognized as a compassionate and useful way to support teams who have gone through a difficult experience. Examples of these significant events are: the impact of an external event (such as a pandemic); painful organizational changes; death of a team member; harassment investigation; psychological violence in the workplace; etc. In situations where a workplace restoration centers around an incident beyond our expertise, we are able to refer clients to trusted professionals who will be able to assist from there.
The following are processes that we offer in support of workplace restoration:
Critical Incident Group Debriefing
Critical Incident Group Debriefing (CIGD) is a short-term group intervention process that focuses on an immediate event. CIGD supports a team by lessening the likelihood of people experiencing symptoms of trauma and stress after a critical incident.
Significant Incident Group Mapping and Processing
Significant Incident Group Mapping and Processing (SIGMP) is a process that enables a team to look at a situation they have gone through from a historical to present-day perspective. Its aim is to share individual and group perspectives, experiences and impacts, with an outcome that promotes next steps in well-being and healing.
Circles are considered to be one of the oldest forms of group process. Indigenous and first peoples cultures from around the world used and continue to use circle processes to facilitate community conversations about important subjects. Our Circle processes are designed to foster deep listening in a safe, confidential, and non-hierarchical environment.
Appreciative Inquiry is a positive-based process that utilizes questions and dialogue to help teams uncover existing strengths, advantages, or opportunities. In the context of a workplace restoration, it can be used to help a team after they have worked through a difficult situation, and are ready to look at a new collective chapter together.