Team Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes, and that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking

Amy Edmonson

What is psychological safety at work in particular?

It’s a shared belief held by members of a team that others on the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish you for speaking up.

When a team or organizational climate is characterized by interpersonal trust and a climate of respect, members feel free to collaborate and they feel safe taking risks, which ultimately enables them to implement rapid innovation.

There are 7 elements of Team Psychological Safety.

Whether you are leader, facilitator or team member, it is important to learn more about team psychological safety and how you can create and hold the space for generative conversations and interpersonal risk taking to take place.