Psychological Safety – Devil in the Detail

However, talk is cheap, but achieving psychological safety requires more than lofty rhetoric and platitudes, the devil is in the detail. We think it’s going to require pragmatic actions, such as changing the behavioral structure of companies to be more democratic in how we interact and treat each other during difficult discussions.

The Golden Rule Error

The Golden Rule Error The golden rule is a moral principle commonly understood as "treat others as you would like to be treated." This rule is often attributed to Jesus a couple of thousand years ago and has been a central tenet of many religions and ethical systems throughout history. The golden rule encourages individuals... Continue Reading →

Devine Intervention – SpatzAI

Devine Intervention - SpatzAI When it comes to storytelling, it can often feel like no truly "new" ideas are left. After all, we have told stories for thousands of years, and, likely, almost every possible plot point, character arc, and twist ending has been explored at some point. But the beauty of storytelling lies not... Continue Reading →

Cause and Effect – Behavior and Psychological Safety

Cause & Effect - Cart Before Horse The relationship between behavior and psychological safety is complex, and it can be challenging to establish a clear cause-and-effect relationship. However, experts generally agree that behavior is crucial in creating and maintaining a psychologically safe environment. The following is the sort of standard hyperbolae that most psychology experts... Continue Reading →

Intervention vs Prevention for Poor Behavior in Teams

Intervention and prevention are two approaches to address poor behavior in the workplace. Most psychological safety experts promote prevention; however, every day, people are dealing with poor behavior in the workplace and need help NOW! It could take years before preventative measures kick in, yet no one seems to be promoting a standard intervention procedure... Continue Reading →

Clean the Fish Vs Clean the Fishbowl

It's time to clean the fishbowl, not the fish On LinkedIn, so many psychological safety experts suggest that changing managers' behavior is the key to changing their employees' behavior. However, I see this approach as akin to cleaning the fish instead of cleaning the fishbowl. It's important to differentiate between educating people to change their... Continue Reading →

The Subtle Art of Browbeating & Naysaying

Bullying in the workplace will be made illegal across Australia soon; however, I don't believe that bullying is the only real issue here. It is not unlawful and will never be to subtly browbeat or naysay. I think this misbehavior will only grow as overt bullying is made illegal.Everyone knows that explicit bullying is wrong... Continue Reading →

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