Stephan Wiedner is the founder and CEO of Noomii & Zorango. He coaches in hundreds of cities and helps organizations equip their leaders and high potentials with the tools required to navigate. As an experienced coach, he helps to measure what is most important for team effectiveness: Psychological safety. In this today’s expert insight interview, Johan and Stephan discuss the “Concept of Psychological Safety.”
This Expert Insight Interview Discusses:
- Concept of Transparency
- How do you strike the correct balance?
- How to establish a psychological safety baseline.
Importance of Psychological Safety At Work
When team members feel psychologically comfortable, they are more likely to ask for help, admit mistakes, voice concerns, suggest ideas, and dispute the ways of working and ideas of others in the team, especially those in authority. Risks are decreased, new ideas are developed, the team is able to execute those ideas, and everyone feels included as a result of this honesty and openness.
Creating psychological safety requires exceptional leadership and management.
A shortage of psychological safety in the workplace has serious business consequences. Psychological safety at work does not imply that everyone is always pleasant. It means you embrace the conflict and speak up, certain that your team has your back and that you have theirs.
How to Practice Transparency At Work?
When a company is more transparent with its employees, it tends to be more successful in multiple areas, including improved employee engagement and a stronger company culture. Transparency generates a level of ease that allows employees to interact freely. Transparency in the workplace also makes people feel valued and stimulates inventiveness.
While not everyone has the authority to enact regulations inside their organization, there are numerous ways to encourage openness in the workplace and, as a result, foster more transparency.
John is the Amazon bestselling author of Winning the Battle for Sales: Lessons on Closing Every Deal from the World’s Greatest Military Victories and Social Upheaval: How to Win at Social Selling. A globally acknowledged Sales & Marketing thought leader, speaker, and strategist. He is CSMO at Pipeliner CRM. In his spare time, John is an avid Martial Artist.