Poll results: Do you feel safe to speak up at work?
Here are the results of the poll in Newsletter #25
Do you feel safe to speak up at work?
10,1% (No, it feels better to just hold back)
17,4% (Yes, but it’s not worth the effort)
41,7% (That really depends on the audience)
30,7% (Yes, I feel safe to say anything)
Total votes: 228
“Psychological safety is the belief that you can speak up, take risks and put forward ideas, questions or challenges without facing ridicule or retaliation.”
When employees feel safe, they trust that they can admit mistakes, seek feedback or even fail without dire consequences. Not only does this lead to greater team success, but it can be lifesaving in certain settings, such as when a nurse challenges a doctor at a critical moment in the neonatal intensive care unit. And even in lower-stakes environments, teams with psychological safety have a higher chance of innovation, growth and expansion and better collaboration, trust and inclusion.
After all, satisfaction with your job is important to your happiness, providing a sense of purpose in your life, contributing to your individual performance, and is also a nice addition to an organization’s performance.
For more info see this old blog:
Psychological Safety: How Pioneers Create Engaged Workforces (https://corporate-rebels.com/psychological-safety-79185/)
And this NY Times article: Why Is It So Hard to Speak Up at Work? (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/15/us/workplace-psychological-safety.html)
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