Psychological safety is the most crucial factor for performance, according to Harvard professor Amy Edmonsson. But how does one define psychological safety and what does it look like in the workplace? Expert Anders Lundin has more than twenty years of experience working with organizations to create environments that encourage members to be honest and thoughtfully sincere, providing them with the ability to achieve the best results as a team. In his program Psychological Safety, Lundin demonstrates how an organization can create a culture in which employees and leaders feel encouraged to state the obvious. By forming a jointly set framework that will allow them to reflect on how they communicate with each other, participants learn to produce a workplace that is psychologically safe.
During the program, Lundin provides tools to develop vital skills such as generating professional boundaries, discovering patterns, building trust and much more. Participants are encouraged to reflect on the shared social climate within their organization. They will discuss the topics that affect their workplace culture, prioritize which ones to address and then create a personal action plan to work on individually. With joint follow-up and feedback workspaces, participants will work together to create a safer and more effective work environment for themselves and their teams.
An organization without a safe and open route of communication at any given level is bound to exhibit serious issues. Leadership needs to know what is going on within their company or institution, employees and managers need to be able to collaborate openly in their work and everyone needs to feel safe enough to express their concerns. By accessing the knowledge provided in Psychological Safety, teams and leaders will gain the tools they need to create a safe workplace that encourages open communication and, in this way, can thrive.