Psychological Safety and Speaking Up
Psychology Safety is defined as “being able to show and employ one’s self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status or career”. It’s key to creating a culture where teams are accepted and respected, people are encouraged to speak up and voice their opinion, and ideas can be suggested without fear of making a mistake. Various academic studies (as well as work by Google) show that psychological safety allows for moderate risk-taking, speaking your mind, creativity, and sticking your neck out without fear of having it cut off. We will discuss how you can create such a culture (and importantly, assess success). Plus we have a special guest speaker, Michael Brennan, who set up Tootoot to enable kids at school to speak up, especially if they felt they were being bullied. Now he’s introduced Tootoot Workplace to gather feedback and encourage people to speak up in the workplace.
26th September 2019
106 Communications, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HP