Code of Conduct Vs Code for Misconduct

Slack XXX Group's Code of Conduct We hold all stories or personal material in confidentiality We are careful about interrupting each other.When we disagree, we focus on the idea, not the person.When we have a discussion, we make spaces to pause for reflection.We don’t need to be articulate to express ourselves.We acknowledge that there is... Continue Reading →

Making Mistakes and Misbehaviors

I find this both ironic and hypocritical that the psychological safety movement and organizational psychologists can criticize leaders or managers for being know-it-alls, psychopaths or narcissists. And at the same time, talk about creating a safe environment for teams

Does Dogma Erodes Trust?

Listen to any two people in a heated dispute and one thing I believe you are bound to notice, and that is their surety that they are right and the other is wrong. No doubts! You can quickly tell by the absolute and dogmatic language they are using. No prefacing their statements with "I think.."... Continue Reading →

Restoring Eroded Trust

Restoring Eroded Trust Search on Google for building trust and psychological safety, and you will see oodles of articles on the subject but not so many on restoring lost trust. The issue for me is not so much on building trust in a team but how we restore it when it is lost or eroded. Generally,... Continue Reading →

Safety as a Service – SaaS

Psychological Safety as a Service Psychological safety is the latest buzzphrase in organizational research. As I interpret it, it simply means feeling safe to speak up. It may well turn out to help create the holy grail of safety in teams, but at the moment, much more research needs to be done. UNSAFTYOn the contrary,... Continue Reading →

Letter to Swimming Australia

Hi,I was just listening to the latest complaints raised by Australian swimmers in the media and I thought I would contribute and try help. I know this is a long shot but Swimming Australia and most organizations obviously need some radical process to prevent these venting experiences from offended members. A way to transform from... Continue Reading →

Let’s Agree to Object?

"Let's agree to disagree", is the famous cleché used to stop disagreements, that have become an impasse.But what if we had a better solution such as "Let's agree to object"? That is "lets keep the discussion open but if either of us feel threatened by the other's imposition, then we can simply object to the... Continue Reading →

Let’s Agree to Object?

We have all heard the cliche "Let's agree to disagree". In my view this is a cop out. The person is basically proposing the following: "Let's call it quits on our discussion as it will be too difficult to resolve and if we continue or even postpone our discussion it may result in one or... Continue Reading →

Tackling Misbehavior in Real-time

We Tackle Misbehavior in Real-time If a soccer player gave away a free-kick during a tackle, you wouldn't wait until the end of the game to blow the whistle. You wouldn't wait until the end of the first half to blow the whistle. Of course, you would blow the whistle instantly in real-time to penalize... Continue Reading →

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