Here’s how to measure whether people feel safe on your team 👇
Ask your teammates to answer these 7 questions:
1️⃣ If you make a mistake on this team, it is often held against you.
2️⃣ Members of this team are able to bring up problems and tough issues.
3️⃣ People on this team sometimes reject others for being different.
4️⃣ It is safe to take a risk on this team.
5️⃣ It is difficult to ask other members of this team for help.
6️⃣ No one on this team would deliberately act in a way that undermines my efforts.
7️⃣ Working with members of this team, my unique skills and talents are valued and utilized.
These 7 questions are the work of Amy Edmondson, a leading researcher of psychological safety.
And psychological safety has been proven as the No.1 predictor of team effectiveness.
So, if you want your team to be effective:
1. Measure regularly with these questions.
2. Focus on the pain points.
3. Improve (hint: check out The Fearless Organization book)