“Psychological safety—a shared belief that team members will not be rejected or shamed for voicing their ideas, questions, or concerns—may be key to unlocking the benefits of diversity.” Leaders have an important role to play in this equation—by welcoming and normalizing divergent opinions.
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Diverse Teams Need Psychological Safety To Excel
The promise of staffing a team with diverse members is that the different perspectives, ideas, and opinions will result in greater performance. The reality is that diverse teams often underperform because people from dissimilar backgrounds often clash.
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New research finds psychological safety *is essential* for leveraging diversity in teams and ensuring member belonging and team success.— SIY Global (@SIYglobal) April 21, 2022
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Henrik Bresman, associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour at #INSEAD, presents his research on diverse teams and psychological safety on @HarvardBiz. #INSEADAlumni #AcademicExcellence https://t.co/88TgQ2rMEd— INSEAD Alumni (@INSEADAlumni) April 19, 2022
The reality is that diverse teams often underperform because people from dissimilar backgrounds often clash. The key to getting them to work better together and tap the potential of diversity is to create a #psychologically safe environment#Diversity https://t.co/V1FoO465uY— Ahmed Amin (@Ahmed_Amin_12) April 16, 2022