If someone claimed that a particular startup team or organization has a high level of Psychological Safety, you would expect that the team members would be able to answer a series of psych. safety questions in unison, right? Taking this test should be an accurate and objective way to prove one way or the other... Continue Reading →
I think everyone should see the latest movie on Netflix, The Billion Dollar Code and make Google pay for their corrupt behavior in some way. Google does do evil, in my opinion.
There aren’t many of you, are there? The numbers tell us that. Seventeen out of every 20 Victorians has had at least a first jab, and rising. That means those who will not get vaccinated represent a small minority of Victorians. Some of you, like rusted-on One Nation members, believe that it’s not about saying... Continue Reading →
Unresolved conflict in the workplace is not something anyone wants; I think we all can safely agree? So it makes sense that we should have a conflict management strategy to make the workplace physically and psychologically safe. So which strategy comes first, a Psychological Safety strategy or a Conflict Management strategy? Hmmm, good question, grasshopper.... Continue Reading →
In 2005 I tried to warn our startup team of three about taking on the wrong investors & was dismissed as a "loose cannon," so I deferred to the them. At the time, we didn't even recognize the team's behavior as uncivil or toxic.Three years later, and after $2M invested, we lost everything due to... Continue Reading →
Listen to organizational psychologists, and some will sprout the idea that conflict can sometimes be good. I believe that any conflict or dispute is not something to be enjoyed or aspire to have. That there is a big difference between a disagreement and a conflict.Disagreements, to me, are essential, and we should have far more... Continue Reading →
As you may know by now, Psychological Safety is the latest buzzword for organizations and teams, since everyone found out What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team. Although these authors and many others do an excellent job describing WHAT Psychological Safety is, there is still no standard recipe for explaining HOW... Continue Reading →
How we make our choices and decisions in startups is going to determine if we fail or not (along with some luck)—this is the premise of this post. Would you agree that all of these factors below, for startups failing, are just the symptoms of poor “decision-making", and that we can safely say that the... Continue Reading →