“Building psychological safety in virtual teams takes effort and strategy that pays off in engagement, collegiality, productive dissent, and idea generation.” Amy C. Edmondson and Gene Daley
There is a wonderful article in the Harvard Business Review by Amy C. Edmondson and Gene Daley about “How to Foster Psychological Safety in Virtual Meetings.” Based on Edmondson’s research, we know that it is important for people to feel psychologically safe so they feel they can ask questions, state their concerns, and share their ideas without fear of reprisal. We also know that interacting virtually presents many impediments to open and honest communication. It is hard to read social cues or nonverbals and there are a lot of distractions.
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