Psychological safety is the belief that one can make mistakes without fear of being humiliated or punished. It is a crucial driver of good decision making, healthy group dynamics, employee engagement, creativity, and innovation.
Dr. Maren Gube is an expert in the science of learning. Her academic research and professional practice has spanned decades, and centers on individual and organizational innovation, creativity, inclusion, emotional and psychological safety. She has earned several academic awards, including first prizes from both the jury and the attendees at the Gender Summit North America, as well as held several senior corporate titles, including Director of Research.
In this conversation, we explored:
– The definition of psychological safety and its role in organizations.
– The neuroscience behind feeling psychologically safe vs. unsafe.
– The organizational costs of a breach of psychological safety.
– Pragmatic, actionable ways to cultivate psychological safety.