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Psychological Safety #15: Boeing & the 737 MAX, Incidents and Learning from Failure

Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we’ve changed the structure a bit – it’s now split into three sections: “In the workplace“, “Theory, Research and Opinion“, and “Things to Do and Try“. Let me know what you think! Psychsafety.co.uk is open for contributions! Would you like to have an article or blog post published…
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Psychological Safety #14: Schwartz Rounds and Executive Privilege

Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we’re talking about Schwartz Rounds, executive privilege, incident write-ups, ethics in AI and more. Psychsafety.co.uk is open for contributions! Would you like to have an article or blog post published on psychsafety.co.uk? If you would like to write about your own experiences, research, or opinion, and have it published…
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Psychological Safety #13: Diversity & Inclusion, Tolerance & Politics.

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we focus on diversity and inclusion, tolerance and politics.  This week’s newsletter doesn’t have a sponsor – if you’re interested in sponsorship for 1-3 issues, get in touch! Join our Psychological Safety Community on Slack! Read more here:  https://www.psychsafety.co.uk/psychological-safety-slack-community/ and sign up here: https://join.slack.com/t/psychsafety/shared_invite/zt-p0xlx85u-vjkgxHkrpQw4r7C0wU3tAA Work and industry: I’ve…
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Psychological Safety #12: Deming

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we have mentorship, restorative justice, Deming, “visual attention”, voice and silence, a new book release, and more! This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Red Hat Open Innovation Labs.  A globally dispersed team. Eight weeks. One learning platform that can save lives. This is the story of…
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Psychological Safety #11: DevOps, Agile and Lean

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we have how to deal with toxic leadership, artwork by Sherrill Knezel, Lean, DevOps, and a poem about equality. This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Red Hat Open Innovation Labs.  A globally dispersed team. Eight weeks. One learning platform that can save lives. This is the story…
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Psychological Safety #10: Basecamp and Transforming Toxic Work Cultures

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we have some interesting controversies in leadership approaches at Basecamp and Away, how to measure and build psychological safety in short lived teams, and how to use humour to build psychological safety. Plus loads more. This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Red Hat Open Innovation Labs. …
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Psychological Safety #9: Hybrid Workplaces and Returning to the Office

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we have an awesome piece about psychological safety in the US Army, a controversial take on remote working, icebreakers and “positive feedback loops of excitement”. This week’s newsletter is sponsored by Red Hat Open Innovation Labs.  Open Innovation Labs support you and your organisation to translate ideas…
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Psychological Safety #8: Resilience Engineering and Building Communities

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we have loads on psychological safety in healthcare and medicine, diversity and inclusion, technology, and exciting news about the psych safety community!We now have a Psychological Safety Community on Slack! Read more here:  https://www.psychsafety.co.uk/psychological-safety-slack-community/ and/or sign up here: https://join.slack.com/t/psychsafety/shared_invite/zt-p0xlx85u-vjkgxHkrpQw4r7C0wU3tAA Work and industry: The big news this week – The UK FCA…
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Psychological Safety #7: Virtual Teams

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! This week we have a load of great pieces on education, health and medicine, the work environment and more. Issue #7 is brought to you by Attuned. Attuned fills the holes in your team’s motivation to make work more meaningful. Drawing on decades of academic research into…
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Psychological Safety #6: Team Topologies & Remote Practices

Introduction Thanks for subscribing to the psychological safety newsletter! I find it really encouraging and exciting that so many people around the world and in all types and sizes of organisations are working towards creating great, psychologically safe cultures. You rock. This issue is brought to you by Attuned. Attuned fills the holes in your team’s…
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Psychological Safety #5: Risk Registers and Critical Issues

IntroductionIn this issue, we have one of the best paper titles I’ve read in a while, some fantastic pieces about psychological safety in the workplace, and articles, videos and podcasts on health and medicine, sport, and education. Look out below for the awesome psychological safety cards by Ben Linders! This issue is brought to you by Attuned.…
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Psychological Safety #4: Human Debt and Workplace Design

IntroductionIn this issue, we have a great piece about diversity and inclusion, an integrative graphic, an super article from Duena Blomstrom about the concept of “Human Debt”, and, since this newsletter now has more subscribers than I ever imagined possible (thanks to Dr Edmondson), my favourite poem in the whole world: “We Have Come To Be…
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Psychological Safety #3: Women’s Safety and Allyship

In this edition, two pieces focussing on women stand at the top; not only was it International Women’s Day on Monday, but the issue of women’s safety has been highlighted in the UK by the tragic murder of Sarah Everard. Whilst not specifically about psychological safety, this is a great article by Kat Nicholls about what allies can do to help women feel safer:“Women are doing enough: Here’s…
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Psychological Safety #2: Financial Conduct and Leadership Development

News and opinion: This week, psychological safety seemed to really hit the mainstream business world. Maybe it’s the pandemic, maybe it’s just about time, but either way, it’s a great thing: A fantastic piece from Brian Proffitt at Red Hat’s Open Source Program Office: Culture and engagement in community onboarding: https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/culture-and-engagement-community-onboarding Forbes: How CEO style affects culture (hint: Psychological Safety…
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Psychological Safety Newsletter – First Edition

News and opinion: This is an excellent article by Jonathan Smart (of “Sooner, Safer, Happier”) about the Boeing 737 Max issues and how they stemmed from a lack of psychological safety at all levels of the organisation: https://itrevolution.com/lack-of-psychological-safety-at-boeing/ Leadership lessons in psychological safety from a pandemic: https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2021/01/18/leaders-building-psychological-safety-will-thrive-post-covid.html LGBTQ+ workers experience higher levels of conflict, lower levels of psychological…
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