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Developing psychological safety in organizations


In the modern -day world of work, there has been a paradigm shift from hiring employees in organizations who are just academically intelligent to employees who are emotionally balanced and intelligent. Leadership of the 21st century essentially demands a leader to be emotionally intelligent and empathetic and at the same time a manager who can steer the best potential of their team and provide them with an environment that is psychologically safe yet motivating. According to Edmondson1 psychological safety is defined as when members engage in any risky action in a team, the implementation of these actions is safe, can be accepted by colleagues. Taking this backdrop into consideration, the aim of the present paper is to highlight and discuss the various techniques and strategies that can be used in present day organizations to foster a psychologically safe and enriched work environment.


psychological safety, organizations, work environment, strategies