First things first, psychological safety doesn’t mean avoiding all discomfort or disagreement. It’s not about treating your workers like delicate flowers and walking on eggshells. Instead, it’s about creating an environment where they feel secure to unleash their full potential and contribute fresh ideas.
Safety means the ability to push through some discomfort for the sake of progress. Just like pumping iron at the gym, it’s gonna hurt, but using the safe, correct technique, builds strength. And just like physical safety, psychological safety is a must-have if you’re aiming for progress, innovation and success in the workplace.
It’s not about coddling, it’s about empowering individuals to excel.