Developing Psychological Safety

Developing Psychological Safety

by Felicity Menzies
Research shows that if you want to create teams capable of innovating you need diversity. But diversity, per se, if not enough. Without psychological safety, individuals may be reluctant to speak up and you may miss out on breakthrough ideas, learning from mistakes, and the raising of valid concerns or red flags.
Our developing psychological safety workshops transfer techniques for developing psychological safety and a speak-up culture. By creating a team climate that reduces the interpersonal risks of speaking up, the team will be rewarded with better decisions, creative collaboration, motivated members, and improved performance.
Female leadership in Auckland New Zealand

Workshop Outline

  • Defining psychological safety
  • Business benefits
  • Psychological safety and diversity
  • The role of leaders in fostering psychological safety
  • Techniques for developing psychological safety
  • Measuring success

shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking.

Edmondson, 1999

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of psychological safety and its importance for inclusion
  • Knowledge of the business benefits of psychological safety
  • Awareness of the role of leaders in fostering psychological safety
  • Knowledge of techniques for nurturing psychological safety
  • Knowledge of formal surveys for tracking success
  • Increased willingness to implement and promote team processes that encourage contributions from diverse group members
  • Increased desire to work with people with diverse backgrounds
  • Enhanced openness to novel ideas and diverse perspectives

Consistent with research on adult learning, we believe that the best learning outcomes result when participants engage holistically with program content. All Include-Empower learning and development programs incorporate experiential learning techniques, including opportunities to reflect on and apply learnings to the real-life challenges facing participants.

Leaders and people managers working in diverse settings.

Suggested workshop duration is 2.5 hours.

Recommended workshop size is 12-24 participants.

Please contact us for details of our fee structure.