Data from both scientific and industry research suggest that paying close attention to psychological safety has tangible benefits, not just to personal health and wellbeing, but to workplace productivity and performance.
Psychological safety is defined as the ability for employees to feel a sense of trust and security within their team so that they can speak up and be themselves without fear of retribution or ridicule. In these climates individuals are more trusting, less likely to leave, more likely to harness the power of diversity, and are ultimately more successful.
Workplaces that are psychologically safe create a fertile environment for thinking, creativity, innovation and growth that leads to more effective members, more collaborative relationships and an overall improvement in productivity.
When people feel that the organization is committed to their personal wellbeing, and they feel psychologically safe, they in turn deepen their commitment to the success of their colleagues, teams and the organization overall. These are environments where people identify with the organizations values and become engaged and loyal advocates of its culture and success.
Our initiatives are designed to help people understand the importance of psychological safety and the influence the brain has on their decisions, behaviors and performance. We then provide them with the tools and strategies to nurture psychological safety in themselves and others to build:
- personal resilience and effectiveness
- safe, healthy relationships and interactions
- innovative and high-performing teams
- respectful and inclusive cultures