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Peer Learning Forum: Psychological Safety

May 22
Date and time
Wed, 22 May  @  10:00  -  11:30
Price
Free of charge
Location
Online
Audience
BITC members with advisory package
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Wed, 22 May  @  10:00  –  11:30

Join this Peer Learning Forum to explore the key concepts of psychological safety and identify ways to create a psychologically safe environment at work.

Audience

Our Peer Learning Forums are now open to all Business in the Community (BITC) members who have advisory in their membership package. Hosted by our issue experts, there are 20 forums a year, covering a range of responsible business areas and enabling our members to discuss challenges, solutions and ideas.

We particularly encourage those in a wellbeing, health and safety, EDI, or HR role to attend this event.

Background

Psychological safety is a team concept in which it’s OK to take risks, to express ideas and concerns, to speak up with questions, and to admit mistakes — all without fear of negative consequences.

Originally coined by Amy Edmondson in 1995, the concept of psychological safety has become part of workplace culture; there is growing evidence* to indicate that higher-performing teams actually make more mistakes than lower-performing teams. Furthermore, the higher performing teams were admitting more mistakes, whilst the lower performing teams were more likely to hide theirs.

Psychological safety is therefore imperative to positive group performance; via this honesty and openness, risks are reduced, new ideas are generated, the team can execute those ideas, and everyone feels included. Building psychological safety not only improves organisational outcomes, but it’s the right thing to do.

About this event

This Peer Learning Forum for BITC members will explore some of the key concepts of psychological safety, as indicated by Dr. Timothy Clarke, as well as the risks and opportunities to business, when psychological safety is embedded within organisational culture.

We will:

  • Make the case for why psychological safety should be adopted at all levels of organisational culture;
  • Explore why psychological safety is a driver for positive individual and workplace wellbeing and inclusion outcomes;
  • Uncover the benefits to businesses and individuals as experienced in other organisations;
  • Discuss how organisations have embedded psychological safety across their organisation, within teams and peer-to-peer and manager relationships.

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References 

*Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams

Details

Date:
Wed, 22 May
Time:
10:00 – 11:30
Cost:
Free of charge
Event Tags:
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Website:
mailto:jessica.hart@bitc.org.uk

Audience

BITC members with advisory package