Category: Theory and Practice

Training, Workshops, Exercises and Tools

Psychological Safety Team Performance Exercise

The Psychological Safety Quadrant Workshop This is an example of a really powerful exercise to qualitatively measure psychological safety, team performance, and work collaboratively to increase both, via a workshop that can be carried out remotely or in-person. This is really effective for short-lived teams, who haven’t had, or won’t have, time to build and…
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Psychological Safety Weekly Newsletter

Sign up here for the PsychSafety.co.uk psychological safety weekly newsletter. Arriving in your email inbox every week on a Friday (usually), it contains new, useful, insightful or controversial content all about psychological safety research, applications, practice and opportunities to collaborate. To receive new articles, resources, tools, talks, webinars and videos each month in your email…
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Psychological Safety Presentation

I get asked a lot if I can help out with presentation content for internal training, talks or similar, so here is a slide deck for a psychological safety presentation that I’ve delivered a number of times and you’re welcome to use. Please attribute fairly. In addition to the slide decks below, the Psychological Safety…
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How to Run Psychologically Safe Meetings

Meetings, whether in-person or virtual (or the worst kind – a hybrid of the two, where some attendees are together in a room, and the others are remote), are a fact of life for many of us. In fact, many of us spend up to 90% of our working day in one kind of meeting…
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The Best Books On Creating Psychological Safety

There are so many leadership books that propose to hold the key to unlocking team and organisational performance that it can be really difficult to decide which ones to actually read. To help you build psychological safety in your organisation, here is a carefully curated selection of books that highlight the importance of psychological safety…
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Psychological Safety in The Military and Elite Sports

There’s not a great deal of research or writing available about psychological safety in the military, despite one of the best leadership books available – “Turn the Ship Around” by David Marquet, being about how he used empowering leadership and psychological safety to drastically improve the performance of the crew of the US Navy Submarine,…
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The Difference Between Physical Safety and Psychological Safety (and how to climb K2).

A safe state of mind. Psychological safety is “being able to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status or career” (Kahn 1990, p. 708). That is: psychological safety refers to a personal state of mind of being safe in your team and amongst colleagues; it is not about being protected…
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The Benefits of Psychological Safety

The tangible benefits of building psychological safety in your organisation range from improved innovation, better ideas, and products that thrill your customers, through to reduced risk of failures, breaches, and non-compliance.

Clarity – The Psychological Safety Anchor at Work

What are you doing right now? Is what you’re working on right now, of value? seen by others? of good enough quality? the top priority? contributing to the goal of the organisation? It’s often difficult for people to know that what they’re doing is the right thing, and if their work is contributing to the…
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