The Psychology of Safety
Have you ever wondered why we’re often afraid of being excluded? Why we’re wired to feel safe where we’re at? If so, congratulations. Not only are you human, but aware of your need for a harmonious community. Unfortunately, in business settings, the line between professional and personal often compromises our sense of security. For instance, you may know a supervisor who keeps his subordinates uneasy thinking if his employees are unsure of standing, they will work harder. However, as influencers, one must wonder if this mindset actually works? As Dan discusses in this episode, creating safe places where team members feel valued is crucial to organizational success. While practical safety is important, by prioritizing psychological safety, leaders can maximize the mental capacity and health of their team.