Back in 2015, Google released the results of a two-year internal study indicating that the number one driver of high performing teams was a feeling of team psychological safety. Originally coined by Dr. Amy Edmonson, a professor at Harvard Business School, the term refers to "a shared belief that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking."
Sounds great, right? Most professionals would probably jump at the opportunity to work on a psychologically safe team. In fact, according to a Pew Research Center survey, 89% of adults say it is essential for today's business leaders to create safe and respectful workplaces. Yet, what sounds great as a high-level vision often fails to make its way into the daily experiences of employees.