Psychological Safety in the workplace provides the bedrock for members of an organisation to share their ideas and to speak up, when they feel it is necessary, without the fear of criticism or worse. Easier said than done. The leaders of an organisation set the tone for a positive culture, in which, one can express ideas and views, without worry.
How safe employees feel to speak up aligns to the leadership style and corporate culture in the organisation. If staff feel they don’t have this security to offer alternative ideas, this will result in the stifling of innovation and the firm missing out on new voices and valuable perspectives. Having a culture where people can more fully engage will allow a firm to grow and to utilise the collective talents of its workforce for the better.