Creating and Measuring Psychological Safety

by Feb 23, 2023

One of the strongest proven predictors of team effectiveness is psychological safety. At Civility Partners, we understand the importance of psychological safety and its impact on employees, the organization, and the community.

According to research by Gallup, 3/10 employees strongly believe their opinions don’t matter at work. That number is just way too low!

A diverse workforce leads to a higher level of innovation and creativity. However, when individuals don’t feel comfortable speaking up or feel like their opinions don’t matter, it can have significant negative effects on the organization. 

Psychological safety is not about everyone being nice all the time, but rather embracing conflict, respectfully challenging ideas, and fostering trust within the team. This creates a strong and cohesive team where everyone feels confident in their abilities and has the support of their colleagues.

We believe that a workplace where employees feel psychologically safe not only benefits employees but also contributes to the overall well-being of society. After all, most of us spend the majority of our time at work, making it a vital part of our lives. When employees feel safe to express themselves and take risks, they bring that same energy into their homes and into the world around them.

But creating psychological safety is not just about having a few trust-building activities or recognizing employees for speaking up. It’s about incorporating it into all aspects of the organization, from recruiting and performance management to onboarding and beyond.


Creating and Measuring Psychological Safety


We know that creating psychological safety takes effort and commitment. But the benefits are well worth it. So, we’re offering a free webinar on “Creating and Measuring Psychological Safety” on March 15th, 10AM PST to show you some of the ways you can incorporate psychological safety into your organizational systems. Join us and learn how you can create a respectful and engaged workforce that benefits everyone.

Check out our registration page for the full description! Let’s take action towards a more positive and thriving workplace!



Jenny & The Civility Partners Team



Civility is the platform for organizational success—it is absolutely necessary for an organization to reach its goals. Download our Ebook on Seeking Civility to learn more on how to create a workplace free of bullying and abusive conduct.


About Catherine Mattice

Catherine Mattice, MA, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is President of consulting and training firm, Civility Partners, and has been successfully providing programs in workplace bullying and building positive workplaces since 2007. Her clients include Fortune 500’s, the military, several universities and hospitals, government agencies, small businesses and nonprofits. She has published in a variety of trade magazines and has appeared several times on NPR, FOX, NBC, and ABC as an expert, as well as in USA Today, Inc Magazine, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur Magazine, and more. Catherine is Past-President of the Association for Talent Development (ATD), San Diego Chapter and teaches at National University. In his book foreword, Ken Blanchard called her book, BACK OFF! Your Kick-Ass Guide to Ending Bullying at Work, “the most comprehensive and valuable handbook on the topic.” She recently released a second book entitled, SEEKING CIVILITY: How Leaders, Managers and HR Can Create a Workplace Free of Bullying.

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