Debriefing is the process of facilitating a safe, confidential discussion when a significant incident or traumatic event happens to an employee. Humans need to talk, and a facilitated debriefing promotes a team-building atmosphere by reducing office anxiety and creating a safe place for employees to ask questions and share concerns.
A facilitated debriefing will:
- Give employees time to process an incident together
- Set the tone that pulling together is a team effort benefitting everyone including the company
- Minimize gossip
- Reduce anxiety and fear
- Improve corporate culture and employee satisfaction
- Reduce employee turnover