#254 – The Psychological Safety Self-Assessment

There’s no such thing as ‘too much’ Psychological Safety (P.S.).

Coined by Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson in the late 1990s, P.S. is defined as A shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. OK, but what does that mean? It could be: Feeling safe to take risks and voice opinions without fear of negative consequences.

P.S. is also a key factor in fostering collaborative and effective team environments and contributes directly to team performance, employee satisfaction and overall organizational success. So, if there’s one thing you should focus on establishing on both the team and organizational level in order for everyone to contribute and thrive as much as possible, it’s Psychological Safety (e.g., by learning and measuring the Four Steps to Psychological Safety by Timothy R. Clarke).