It's time to get serious about this. I believe it's time we start talking about 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.
The Potential Science Behind SpatzAI
I guess the question is, is there a standard behavior everyone can agree on and utilize? I think so and believe I have found it and have been proving it for some 38 years, and it still seems to work. It's called "I could be wrong," or the technical term is Rethink Perfect. I wrote... Continue Reading →
Conformity or Conflict
...any level of or kind derision leads to fear which leads to conformity (or conflict.
Account Able – The Ability to be Accountable for One’s Actions
Being accountable for our actions sounds simple, but try extracting an acceptable apology from someone, and you will soon find out that this ability is as rare as hen's teeth. My brother Steve and I tried this experiment some 20 years ago. We agreed that if either of us got angry, we would give the... Continue Reading →
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 →
Why Startups Fail
This is the simple reason why startups fail and how we propose to fix it: https://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/cjrlFySKoiduzo?hostedIn=slideshare&page=upload SpatzAI Startup Moderator Toolkit to Resolve Founder Conflict
SpatzAI Recourse Toolkit for WHEN We Suffer for Being Our Authentic Selves
I don't agree with this definition of psychological safety ie. "Psychological safety is achieved when an employee feels that they can be their authentic self, especially in a team setting, and not suffer any negative consequences as a result." I don't believe that psychological safety is a "feeling" but true psychological safety is only achieved... Continue Reading →
What is the Best Way to Tackle Objectionable Behavior in Teams?
So you’ve formed your startup team, great! And together, you’ve formed a neat code of conduct because you want everyone to feel psychologically safe in the team, right? You’ve read all the books on managing a team well and do all the workshops; Amy Edmondson, Tim Clark, Kim Scott, Adam Grant, Simon Senek, and the... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →