Psychological safety in the workplace
This year, companies have overcome extraordinary circumstances, often with incredible agility, and our research suggests that many will emerge even more resilient and innovative as a result of the disruption they have conquered.
Psychological safety is the ability to feel you won’t be shut down, punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes in the workplace. Although it seems obvious, there’s mounting research that reveals the highest performing teams all have one thing in common: psychological safety.
The report draws on extensive Great Place to Work data, and insights from the following interviewees:
- Professor Dame Carol Black
- Kate Menzies, vice president of people & organisation, Mars Inc.
- Brent Hyder, president & chief people officer, Salesforce
- Michael Egermann, head of human resources in Europe, Amgen
- Michael Bush, global CEO, Great Place to Work
- Benedict Gautrey, managing director at Great Place to Work UK