High Reliability Organizations are intended to form a teamwork-based safety culture. Psychological safety has been identified as a critical part of workplace collaboration and teamwork. Psychological safety is the concept of feeling safe to speak up without being punished or embarrassed. Creating a blame-free environment creates safety that allows employees to speak their minds.
Steps for increasing psychological safety:
- Change your internal dialogue about failure.
- Replace blame with curiosity.
- Ask for feedback.
- Empower staff to speak up.
- Show failures as learning opportunities.
Creating a blame-free environment helps build trust and confidence among employees.
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