November 23, 2020
Psychological safety is an ongoing challenge in many teams and workplaces. Without it, the status quo cannot be changed and the real issues of cultural dysfunction in organisations are not addressed.
It is particularly important when new people arrive that a sense of psychological safety is created so that people are able to raise issues and observations. This allows for fresh perspective for management.
Creating psychological safety while working remotely takes it to a new level as people become isolated and the time and space to create it is often not there. The usual tearoom/ water cooler chats don’t happen and frustrations and tensions are contained.
One way many organisations have tried to bring more psychological safety is to have informal online events such as wine nights, quiz sessions and music nights which encourage people to share their talents and allow space for conversations to be had.
How are you allowing space for psychological safety?