Leveraging Diversity Through Psychological Safety

Diversity is a key element of the modern landscape, but left unchecked, it can impair both performance and learning. The antidote: psychological safety.

To date, researchers have often treated diversity as a single idea, diluting the interpretability of different findings.

From the quick dive into three types of diversity: separation, variety and disparity we will explore how psychological safety can enable team diversity to be better accessed and leveraged, reaping the benefits associated with diverse sets of skills, experience, knowledge and backgrounds in ways that would not be possible if team members were unwilling to speak up and listen carefully to each other.

 
 

Outline/Structure of the Hands on Session

Establishing connections with key example of psychological safety at play, hospital, military, plane piloting, organisation executive boards.

Concept on psychological safety describes an interpersonal climate characterised by trust and respect, in which people are comfortable being themselves.

Articulating 3 types of diversity:

  1. Separation diversity
  2. Variety diversity
  3. Disparity Diversity

Concrete practice:

Observing key example of teams illustrating composition, challenges and collaboration enablement through diversity criteria:

  • Demographic
  • Expertise
  • Location
  • Status

Conclusion on how psychological safety can enable team diversity be to better accessed and leveraged.

Learning Outcome

Valuing diversity

Enabling Psychological safety within your team

Target Audience

Anyone working with other humans

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