Creating Psychological Safety in Teams: Part 1

In Part 1 of Creating Psychological Safety in Teams we see that teamwork is perhaps the defining feature of our species and that leveraging it is the pathway to sustainable high performance.  We’ll also see that emotional fortitude is created by teams facing meaningful challenges together in an atmosphere of mutual trust, respect and autonomy where people feel they can simply be themselves.  

A key task is to create a virtuous oxytocin circle of trust and purpose that then leads to success that engenders more oxytocin and so on.  And we’ll end with the question: ‘how do we build an oxytocin performance cycle’? This question will be addressed in Part 2.