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Three Ways Psychological Safety Helps Performance

Create a culture where your team knows it's safe to explore and grow their skills

Google initiated a two-year study on team performance to find what the highest-producing teams have in common: psychological safety.

Psychological safety promotes creativity, moderate risk-taking and increased innovation. Psychological safety affects engagement, attraction and retention. Here are three ways leaders can improve performance by consciously building psychological safety in the organization.

Develop front-line leaders

Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup and author of It’s the Manager, says, “The quality of managers and team leaders is the single biggest factor in your organization’s long-term success." The problem is that most front-line leaders get their position because they were a good worker, not because they have specific leadership skills.

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