VIRTUAL TRAINING ACTIVITY: HOW PSYCHOLOGICALLY SAFE IS YOUR TEAM – INTRODUCTION
This virtual training resource which will cover a series of posts is about introducing first-line managers to the concept of psychological safety. During the session managers will explore what psychological safety is, why it is important and steps they can take to manage and maintain psychological safety in their team. Following is a description of what the session will be cover.
Managers must achieve objectives through their teams, and this means that the team environment matters. A team is likely to be more successful in achieving their objectives if team members have the belief that the work environment is safe for interpersonal risk taking, an environment where people feel able to speak up with ideas, questions, and concerns. Such environments have psychological safety, and it should be the goal of every manager to ensure that they help create psychological safety in their teams. In this session participants will explore what psychological safety is and actions they can take to develop and maintain psychological safety in their teams.
By the end of this session participants will be able to:
- describe what psychological safety is,
- identify benefits and challenges associated with the presence or lack of psychological safety,
- explain how to access the level of psychological safety in their teams, and
- take steps to implement psychological safety in their teams.
QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE ANSWERED
- What is psychological safety?
- What are the benefits of psychological safety in a team?
- What are the challenges of no psychological safety in a team?
- What does psychological safety look like?
- How can I access the level of psychological safety in my team?
- What steps can I take to develop and maintain psychological safety in my team?
In the next post we will start the session by welcoming the participants and sharing the learning objectives with them.