It’s a deceptively simple truth — when we feel valued and safe at work, we do better. We’re more creative, more collaborative, more innovative, and just generally happier to be on the team. If there’s such a thing as the secret to success for any kind of workplace, psychological safety is it. Unfortunately, too many companies have missed the memo.
There is no quick fix for building psychological safety. It is continually built and diminished by small day-to-day actions. The good news is that you have the power to affect it immediately.