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Newsletter #14: Psychological safety & manager playbook

👋 Hi there,

According to a PwC Survey released just days ago, 50% of firms anticipate a RIF (reduction in force) in the next six to 12 months. This is going to continue fueling the “Quiet Quitting” (not quitting the job, just quitting going above and beyond) already taking place due to lack of a well-being, support, and growth. So what can managers do in order to keep their teams engaged, performing, and thriving?

Research stemming from what makes high-performing teams, such as with Google’s Project Aristotle, found that great managers care about and continuously promote psychological safety with their teams.

So with Psychological Safety being the is the #1 indicator of high-performing teams, why are many teams struggling to implement this? We at bestselfy have been working with companies to help teams create high Psychological Safety. So, here’s something for you to action today:

📝In your next team meeting, use this short survey to take stock of where your team is on Psychological Safety. (Tip: Take it yourself and answer this one question: How many of these habits do you recognize in your team?)

  • If you make a mistake on this team, it is often held against you.

  • Members of this team are not able to bring up problems and tough issues.

  • People on this team sometimes reject others for being different.

  • It is not safe to take a risk on this team.

  • It is difficult to ask other members of this team for help.

  • Members of this team would deliberately act in a way that undermines my effort.

  • Working with members of this team, my unique skills & talents are not valued & utilized.

You will be on your way to starting applying the necessary steps to create high Psychological Safety within your team and across the organization.

🧗🏿‍♀️Stages to create high Psychological Safety

1️⃣ Inclusion Safety

People on the team feel a strong sense of belonging; they feel included.

2️⃣ Learner Safety

People feel safe in the learning process; ask questions, seek feedback, cont

3️⃣ Contributor Safety

People contribute fully with their unique skills and abilities.

4️⃣ Challenger Safety

People feel free and able to challenge the status quo; they take risks.



Tool: Foster Psychological Safety (Steps & Guidebooks)



Introduction: The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety Team Survey


Want to know more about which 4 actions managers can take to make a big difference?

🤩 Download our FREE Manager Playbook today!



If you’d like to speak directly about how you can best support your managers, just send me a message, and happy to jump on a call!



CEO & Co-Founder



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