Psychological Safety: Path to Inclusion and Innovation

Thu, Oct 22, 2020, 12:30 PM (PDT)

About this event

Dr. Timothy R. Clark, an Oxford-trained social scientist and global thought leader, will share his breakthrough research on the topic of psychological safety.

In 2020, organizations around the world share at least two goals: 

The first is to create a sanctuary of inclusion. The second is to create an incubator of innovation.

These goals can only be accomplished when leaders model and reinforce psychological safety to activate the full potential of people. Psychological safety means that it's not expensive to be yourself, but it's not a binary proposition. It's a matter of degree. When leaders nurture psychological safety to the highest levels, individuals are able to climb the ladder of vulnerability and do four things:

1. Feel included

2. Feel safe to learn

3. Feel safe to contribute

4. Feel safe to challenge the status quo

And they can do all of these things without feeling embarrassed, marginalized, or punished in some way.

On the other hand, when psychological safety is absent or withdrawn, when acts of vulnerability are punished rather than rewarded, human interaction: (1) activates the pain centers of the brain, (2) triggers the self-censoring instinct, and (3) shifts the individual to a defensive mode of performance.

We can't wait to have you join us in this culture community of virtual conversation and connection on topics relevant to #peoplegeeks and #culturechampions!

P.S. - Don't forget to bring a friend!



Thursday, Oct 22
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT)


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