Psychological Safety

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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