The End that I had some 20 years ago was "knowing how to address being browbeaten." My younger brother was guilty of doing this when I would tell him a radical idea. "Erk!! That'll never work!!". At the time, it seemed we needed a way to address this browbeating behavior.
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.
A Naysaying Intervention Paradox
I'm developing a radically new AI-powered toolkit that helps teams effectively tackle situations where someone tries to quash their radically new idea...so funny!
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 →
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 →
Stop The Line Conversations
"Stop the Line manufacturing" is a technique introduced by Taiichi Ohno (of Toyota Production System fame) in which every employee on the assembly line is responsible for pushing a big red button (pull the cord) that stops everything whenever they notice a defect on the assembly line." Initially, people did not understand the idea as the dogma at the... Continue Reading →
Real-time Protection from Groupthink
Getting people to speak up is NOT the problem; we have been doing it since birth. In my view, providing PROTECTION from groupthink is the problem. Properly solved and we can all speak up safely.
Workplace Protection for Speaking Up
Lately, this idea encouraging workplace team members to speak up and call out mistakes, misbehavior, and misleading leadership has been getting a lot of airwaves. Still, no one seems to be discussing how we can supply sufficient protection during the process.A key to my understanding of this issue is from the quote: “Psychological safety is... Continue Reading →
Blind Misleading the Blind
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.
Avoiding Major Conflict with SpatzAI: The Code of Conduct for Minor Misbehavior
Our suggestion for using an app and peer review network to facilitate conflict resolution and data analysis is intriguing and could potentially have wide-reaching implications. Our proposal has thought-provoking ideas for how we can navigate disagreements in a more productive and objective way.