BOOST YOUR TEAM’S EFFECTIVENESS

When people feel safe asking for help, sharing suggestions or challenging the status quo without fear of negative consequences, organizations are more likely to innovate quickly and better adapt to change.

Do you feel safe admitting you've made a mistake at work?  Research has shown that the key to developing a successful team is Psychological Safety, or the belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes.

Psychological safety is present when colleagues trust and respect each other and feel able, even obligated, to be candid. It enables candor and openness and, therefore, thrives in an environment of mutual respect.

It does not mean that people offer unequivocal praise or unconditional support for everything. Psychological safety is not an “anything goes” environment where people are not expected to adhere to high standards or meet deadlines.

Psychological safety is about PERFORMANCE.

THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY SCAN

The Psychological Safety Scan (PSI) is a validated instrument, developed in collaboration with Amy Edmondson of Harvard Business School, that leverages her more than 20 years of research to measure where teams are in terms of 4 domains of psychological safety.

Inclusion and Diversity.

When team members feel included, they are more inclined to speak up, contribute and add to the group.

Willingness to Help.

Teams become unsafe when people are not able to help to each other or feel appreciated by team members.

Attitude to Risk and Failure.

Teams that hold mistakes against each other risk a lack of control and forward momentum.

Open Conversation.

A team that has open and candid conversations is able to tackle hard problems better.

In our new team, we have a unique group of individuals who range from working closely together for years to having just met, and some that are even reentering the workforce after being out for 12+ years. The PSI scan and debrief really helped us align to understand the strengths we have together but also the variances we have. We are already communicating better and our clients are noticing a stronger, more aligned team!

 

Ali Payne
President, Organizational Engagement/Shareholder, ethos

Psychological Safety
2021-08-03T16:26:53-04:00

Ali Payne
President, Organizational Engagement/Shareholder, ethos

In our new team, we have a unique group of individuals who range from working closely together for years to having just met, and some that are even reentering the workforce after being out for 12+ years. The PSI scan and debrief really helped us align to understand the strengths we have together but also the variances we have. We are already communicating better and our clients are noticing a stronger, more aligned team!  

The Psychological Safety Inventory was so timely and beneficial to our senior leadership team development. The honesty in the manner in which we each probed our contributions and barriers to psychological safety were revealing.

Our working together in an authentic and even vulnerable way promoted a greater sense of trust through shared experiences and addressing ourselves with less fear of retribution and judgment. Rosie Ward's expertise in challenging us to "go deeper" within our own communications and actions broke down barriers we would have likely been unable to do on our own.

George Brown
Assistant Vice President - Office for Student Affairs and Director - University Recreation and Wellness, University of Minnesota

Psychological Safety
2021-08-03T16:34:17-04:00

George Brown
Assistant Vice President - Office for Student Affairs and Director - University Recreation and Wellness, University of Minnesota

The Psychological Safety Inventory was so timely and beneficial to our senior leadership team development. The honesty in the manner in which we each probed our contributions and barriers to psychological safety were revealing. Our working together in an authentic and even vulnerable way promoted a greater sense of trust through shared experiences and addressing ourselves with less fear of retribution and judgment. Rosie Ward's expertise in challenging us to "go deeper" within our own communications and actions broke down barriers we would have likely been unable to do on our own.
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Psychological Safety

Our Psychological Safety Scan (PSI) for teams includes:

Discovery: One-on-one session between Salveo Partners & team leader, prior to survey

Survey: Each member takes a confidential 7-question survey (approximately 3 to 5 minutes to complete).

Debrief: A 2 to 4-hour team session designed as a starting point of a conversation to illuminate strengths and/or show where attention is needed. Subsequent scans can show where progress has been made as well as highlighting strengths and areas still needing attention.

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