Many moons have passed since I was introduced to the term psychologically safety and I realized that a freshen up was needed, clarity on what we mean when talking about building a psychologically safe workplace.
Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes. - Amy Edmondson
I found this great TedX talk by Professor Amy Edmondson that coined the term back in 1999.
My main takeaways on building psychological safety are: