Do you feel safe to be yourself at work? Allowing people to flourish without fear of retribution for making mistakes, promoting vulnerability and cooperation among team members, and sharing ideas freely creates psychological safety.
Because psychological safety is deeply tied to a feeling of belonging, it can enhance morale, productivity, and team effectiveness.
The recipe for creating psychological safety is simple: Team members agree not to ridicule, punish, or shame others for speaking up, whether someone is sharing a wild idea, voicing unpopular opinions, or speaking out about a policy or protocol they believe is unfair. Read on to learn how we can create psychological safety in our workplace.