Global research shows the highest performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety. But it can be hard to speak up if the environment isn’t supportive, and it can be particularly challenging for those from under-represented groups who are more likely to experience microaggressions and discrimination at work.
This will be particularly helpful for leaders who recognise the situations below and want to improve:
- Team members are reluctant to share their perspectives, or new ideas, in meetings
- Team members from under-represented groups are less likely to speak up
- Some people consistently dominate airtime in meetings
- People are aware of micro-aggressions (subtle acts of exclusion) but rarely speak up about them
- Some team members or peers aren’t confident to speak up if they observe inappropriate behaviour
- Mistakes aren’t always handled well
- You’re not sure if all people in your team feel safe to speak up with ideas, questions or concerns without the risk of negative consequences, and are keen to find out more.
We weave in research from global experts – Harvard Professor Amy Edmonson and Dr Timothy Clark – to highlight behaviours that diminish psychological safety, and behaviours that help develop it.
We deliver this workshop in a conversational format online (90 mins) or in-person (two hours).