- Despite psychological safety being a point of popular discussion, common misconceptions around it often result in stakeholders failing to see the value of building psychological safety at work.
- There are significant risks for organizations with low psychological safety, which negatively impact internal and external stakeholders and can have long-lasting consequences.
Psychological safety is not a checklist item or quick fix. It is an ongoing effort that requires commitment from key stakeholders and strong alignment between the organization’s norms, leadership behaviors, and day-to-day processes.
Impact and Result
- Embed and reinforce the organization’s commitment to psychological safety through everyday practices to help the organization progress through each stage of psychological safety.
- Build commitment and shared accountability for psychological safety by outlining responsibilities for key stakeholders across the organization.
- Establish and communicate best practices for modeling psychologically safe norms and behaviors at work for all employees.
- Create an environment where employees feel included and safe to learn, contribute, and challenge by reinforcing psychologically safe best practices.