Why take the psychological safety survey? Is it the new management fad or HR mumbo-jumbo, promising the elusive gold at the end of the rainbow? What are the critical factors that make teams successfully cross the high-performance benchmarks consistently ?? In addition to elements constituting high-performance teams (See, the essential elements for high-performance teams) there are specific behavioral traits of high-performance teams. So much so that its presence differentiates a high-performing team from an average team. The most important of these behaviors is Psychological Safety. (Also, see Psychological Safety Index, and get The Brew advantage to build & harness high psychological safety)
Through a 2 year Project Aristotle. Google worked hard studying more than 180 of their most successful teams, to dissect the making of these high performance teams. The results pointed out that the most successful teams had specific behavioral traits. The most essential of these was Psychological Safety, which is when team members feel safe to take risks and be vulnerable with each other. It describes a team climate characterized by interpersonal trust and mutual respect in which people are comfortable being themselves.
What follows post taking Psychological Safety Survey (click to expand)
For the pain points highlighted in psychological safety survey score
Deep dive into what managers can do to foster psychological safety along with drawing inspirations from Google’s re:Work content on teams. The essence of psychological safety survey is to note have anyone singled out, rather everyone being heard of what they authentically feel & have felt. Hence, when perceptions get mapped out, it needs to be deeply soul searched, dissected to fix unconscious biases that may have found its existence, systemically. Getting clarity on what needs a fix, building team’s focus on new ways of working together, with re-aligned processes, practices and norms, moves the needle on psychological safety.
For the positives highlighted in psychological safety survey score
For all the positives reflected in the results, the team deserves shout outs, kudos, & pats, while being cognizant of not taking the team ambience for granted. From our observations, we have seen complacency creeping in to teams on developed positives, the moment they stop focusing on these outcomes. The challenge for the team is to sustain the positives & keep working on the negatives, to get the overall psychological safety survey number up, well beyond the threshold, across all its elements. Not only does it build an aspirational culture, but also gets reflected in performance & all critical business metrics.
Get The Brew Advantage to build High Psychological Safety
Drawing inspirations from eminent research & validated literature so far, we help measure psychological safety for organizations/teams, across 4 levels – all of which are critical contributors to the overall psychological safety index: Learning Safety, Challenging Safety, Collaboration Safety, Inclusivity Safety.
Based on our accumulated client experience with high-performance organizations, we continue to see the direct connection between psychological safety and performance. The relationship between these two variables is so undeniable that organizations will be far less likely to sustain competitive advantage in the21st century if they do not maintain a threshold level of psychological safety.
Take The Brew’s Psychological Safety Index to ascertain deep insights into drivers of building mental harnesses, elevating the teams to high-performance teams for your organization. Also see, The Organizational Trust Index, which assists organizations in objectively measuring 9 crucial behaviors required to build trust. validated at the neuroscience level that result in trust & culture of trust-building
Take the psychological safety survey to ensure at a high level, that you have a healthy organizational culture where people feel able to contribute their ideas and be themselves. To dissect your teams microscopically under the psychological safety lens, & to build this trait ground-up, measure psychological safety at your workplace here.
Psychological Safety Survey (requires password to access)
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