Build Your Own Personal Psychological Safety With These 3 Tips

Beth E Lee MBA MSc
6 min readSep 22, 2021

Psychological Safety is a topic that has been brought back to life with the events of COVID. Companies are trying to figure out how to reopen, while we all try to make sense of this “new normal” (whatever that is).

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Many people had a massive realisation that they enjoyed working from home and didn’t want to go back to the “office as usual”. I’ve heard friends say they don’t want to go back to office politics, the treadmill or the one-up-manship. COVID has proven to some that they are and can be just as effective working from home.

By creating a personal psychological safety strategy for yourself, you’ll be able to head back into the office with confidence, a new perspective and most importantly, with your authentic self.

The best bit is that companies, managers and leaders can use these tips to help their employees foster their own psychological safety, impacting team dynamics and overall organisational culture.

Tackle Blame in Yourself and Others

No one likes to be blamed for anything. As Rag-N-Bone man says, “I’m only human, don’t put your blame on me.”

Blaming is when we attack someone with our moral judgements(1). Our brain responds to blame with what’s called the “self-serving bias”…

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