Top Considerations When Building Psychological Safety in the Workplace

The highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety — the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake. Studies show that psychological safety allows for an open exchange of ideas, creativity, and risk-taking, — just the types of behavior that lead to market breakthroughs. It’s about creating an environment where it is safe and encouraged to express diverse ideas, solutions and innovative thoughts without fear of reprisal. Psychological safety is key to high performing leaders, teams and organizational success. We become more open-minded, resilient, motivated, and persistent when we feel safe. One of the main obstacles to psychological safety in the workplace is the lack of awareness about how to create the right environment. So how can you increase psychological safety on your own team? Today, we’re talking with Ruthann Weeks is the Founder and CEO of Harmony in the Workplace about creating healthy, respectful and harmonious corporate culture to attract and retain next generation talent in a global economy.

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