Amy Edmondson, a professor at Harvard Business School, first identified the concept of psychological safety in work teams in 1999. Since then, she has observed how companies with a trusting workplace perform better. She states that psychological safety isn’t about being nice; it’s about giving candid feedback, openly admitting mistakes, and learning from each other.
When under constant pressure to deliver, achieve more with less, and carry the can when things go wrong, it is easy to forget the intense pressure leaders are experiencing today. This is costing organisations dearly in financial and human terms and it’s not sustainable. In fact, recent studies tell us that up to 75% of office workers are struggling to be productive. If that were a medical condition, it would be classed as an epidemic. […]act, affected, behaviour, believe, better, boosting, carry, circumstances, compliance, condition, creates, dearly, deepest, deliver, demonstrated, diminished, dramatically, element, empathycourteous, errorpre-judging, events, exchange, experiencing, external, feel, forget, game, help, human, identify, individuals, intense, job, judgement, leaders, leadership, loss, medical, office, others, people, performance, point, poor, powercoerciverecklessnessat, pressure, preventable, productive, raise, really, record, relationships, repair, respond, responses, saying, self-defeating, self-examination, shadow, situations, sources, stakes, stress, studies, successful, teams, things, think, triggers, trust, truthabsence, unintentional, unproductive, wellbeing, winning