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Psychological safety in the team

Team members have psychological safety when they feel safe to express their opinions and ideas freely without fear of negative consequences. Because it promotes open exchange, reduces conflict and increases creativity and innovation, it is a decisive factor for effective teamwork. Teams with a high level of psychological safety tend to work better together, solve problems constructively and achieve more successful results.

Why is psychological safety in a team important?

The well-being and performance of teams depends on the presence of psychological safety. Effective communication, constructive feedback and the constructive handling of conflict are possible when team members feel able to share their thoughts and ideas openly. This helps to increase employee engagement, improve team dynamics and ultimately increase productivity. Employment laws and regulations in the EU and Switzerland emphasize the promotion of a healthy work environment that ensures psychological safety. Companies are expected to take steps to create a supportive environment where employees can communicate and collaborate openly.