March 11, 2022
Teams where the team members trust each other, operate more efficiently than those where there is lesser trust. Establishing trust within the groups is crucial to building what is known as “psychological safety.”
Psychological safety is the shared belief that everyone in a team has that it is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. This risk-taking manifests in the form of team members being comfortable being themselves- where they don’t behave differently in a team setting compared to how they would typically behave when on their own.
The best teams are often the ones that feel the most safe psychologically, where trust is the operating currency.
If you are a leader, are you creating psychological safety within your team? If you are a part of a team, do you feel psychologically safe?