Blind Misleading the Blind

It’s time to get serious about this. I believe it’s time we start speaking up for the basic protections that allow workplace team members to speak up rather than listening to the ubiquitous cliches and platitudes that psychologists use to describe the need for psychological safety.

Failure to include tangible and explicit protections in our response to how we can achieve psychological safety is a dereliction of duty and an indication that we are part of the problem, in my view.

A key to my understanding of this issue is from the quote from Edgar Schein and Warren Bennis in 1965 – Psychological Safety Wikipedia

“Psychological safety is an atmosphere where one can take chances…..without fear &
with sufficient protection.”

It is as evident as the proverbial nose on my face that individual team members need to be protected, knowing there will be no adverse repercussions for speaking up. So, where are these protections, and why are they being neglected in this LinkedIn forum? I am unsure, but maybe it is just all too hard.

I am creating a suite of tools that offer real-world protections, called, for any one of us that dares to speak up and call out our mistakes, misbehaviors, and misleading leadership when we see them.
However I am finding it very difficult to find any interest in this approach to protecting workplace teams.

And yes, I feel vulnerable and unprotected, but this is my hobby, and luckily not my livelihood.

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