The Blueprint for Team Psychological Safety

If there’s one thing your team needs, it’s Psychological Safety.

Because when each person in a team feels safe, they’re more likely to contribute, be proactive, and actually be a productive part of the team.

Now, learning about psychological safety is one thing, but building it in our teams is a whole other ballgame.

So, how do we build psychological safety in our teams?

Here are a few ways to start:

➡️ Listening Goes a Long Way

When team members feel genuinely heard, it can open the door to trust and openness. Actively listen to your colleagues, and validate their contributions.

➡️ Feedback as a Tool for Growth

Transform feedback into a positive, growth-oriented experience. Encourage your team to view feedback as an opportunity for development and learning.

🌱 You know what else will help? Make sure you leave them space to give you some feedback as well!

➡️ Everyone Has a Seat at the Table

Make sure every team member has a chance to voice their thoughts. Encourage quieter members to contribute and ensure their ideas are acknowledged and respected. This inclusivity fosters a richer, more diverse team dynamic. 🗣️

➡️ Reframing Mistakes

Encourage a culture where mistakes are seen as a natural part of the learning process. This approach helps to remove the fear associated with taking risks and trying new things, leading to more innovation and creative problem-solving.

🛠️ Do you know some organizations have full meetings and parties to acknowledge, share, and celebrate mistakes??

➡️ Consistency is Key

Building a psychologically safe environment is an ongoing process. It requires regular team effort, continuous reinforcement, and a commitment to valuing each individual’s sense of safety and belonging.

👇 How have you incorporated psychological safety into your team’s routine? Share your experiences and insights!

Want to learn more about how to build psychological safety in your team?

We talk a lot more about it in our Signature Psychological Safety trainings. Click here to learn more! 🖤

Create a great day!

Amanda + Team Mako Mindfulness

#MakoMindfulness

THE MAKO METHOD™ RESOURCE GUIDES

Feeling stressed out & psychologically unsafe at work?

Check out our guides!

The Mako Method™ Resource Guide for Stress Management

Download our resource guide and learn over 50 ways you can use quick breathing exercises, affirmations, gratitude, journaling, and perspectives practices throughout the day to manage your stress and create psychological safety at work.

 

The Mako Method™ for Psychological Safety – The Ultimate Checklist

Download our free checklist to learn our framework of best practices for creating and experiencing more Psychological Safety at Work. 

 
Which guide do you want?