Be aware of individual needs

What you need to know


Taking time to understand the unique needs of your team members can help create a safe and healthy working environment. Safety can be physical, but also psychological. Your crew is made up of individuals with their own needs and ways of working. Some may be disabled, others could have caring responsibilities, mental health issues or specific requirements.

Some people may not have felt comfortable discussing these things openly at the recruitment stage, e.g. due to fear of prejudice or discrimination, but as you enter the production phase, it can be the perfect time to have and encourage open conversations. Being proactive is important, so make it clear that you value and encourage this kind of dialogue. It’s especially important as certain pressures start to increase and impact the team in different ways.

Actions you can take