45 The Benefits of Psychological Safety

The idea of encouraging psychological safety in teams is becoming increasingly common, especially in organizations that are trying to adopt more agile working practices.

To many, the concept is viewed as another ‘wellbeing’ buzzword, keeping teams ‘cozy’ rather than ‘competitive’. In this episode of Cloudbusting, Duena Blomstrom joins Jeremy and Dave to argue that the two are not mutually exclusive, and how encouraging PS in your team is actually key to creating an environment in which your people can thrive.

In the episode we cover:

  • What is psychological safety?
  • Isn’t it the competitiveness element in teams that drives performance?
  • Why competitive attitudes/approaches to leadership can be detrimental.
  • Why is there strength in psychological safety?
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