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)"

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.

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 →

Risk-taking Vs Naysaying

Amy Edmondson defines psychological safety as "a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk-taking." In a nutshell, for a team to speak up, take risks, and share radical ideas, they will need to feel protected from so-called naysaying behavior. I don't think the problem is going to be fixed by creating “a shared belief... Continue Reading →

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