Protection Rackets

The term "psychological safety" is believed to have been first employed and explored by organisational researchers Edgar Schein and Warren Bennis in 1965,[4] defining it as "an atmosphere where one can take chances (which experimentalism implies) without fear and with sufficient protection." (Schein and Bennis, 1965, p. 44)"

Unfair Pushback

So many people seem to be talking about psychological safety in organizational psychology circles lately. The idea has been around for the last 50 years. It can be defined as a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking. That is, to construct an environment where it is safe to speak up without fear... Continue Reading →

Conflicts in Disguise

We should be able to test and resolve all of our spats to ensure that they are not the more severe dispute or conflict. Let's try to resolve all our minor team spats mainly because some of these spats could be conflicts in disguise and ultimately could be responsible for causing the the next startup team to fail.

Psychological Safety Explained Simply

Feeling psychologically unsafe? What does it even mean, really? Okay, lets break it down.Amy Edmondson coded description: “A shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking.” Amy EdmondsonA shared belief...that the team is safe...for interpersonal risk-taking. === Desmond SherlockWe agree on...a way to keep the team safe...sharing conflicting ideas. Here is my decoded... Continue Reading →

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