Increase psychological safety by practicing empathy and transparency

Me (Wendy): “Bob, I’m BACK!!” Bob: “Oh good! Now we can continue our discussion. You mentioned doing a survey, asking those 7 questions, once a quarter. But they seem to be more after the fact. So, are there things we…

Want to know the tips on how to handle disagreements in meetings?

(Last time, Bob and I were talking about people being curious and not thinking of rebuttals and counterarguments while the person was speaking. Now, let's dive back into our conversation.) Me (Wendy): "When people disagree, it's about our perspectives and…

The Six Team Agreements to follow to disagree safely in a meeting

(Bob and I discussed the first 2 things in the team agreement that Dr. Amy Edmondson proposed. We are now continuing the discussion onto the rest of the 6 points.) Bob: “Moving onto the 3rd point, I want to ensure…

The Six Team Agreements to have psychologically safe meetings

Me (Wendy): “Other than Modern Agile's suggestion on asking everyone to be CLEAR at the beginning of each meeting, there is another team agreement proposed by Dr. Amy Edmondson, also done at the beginning of each meeting. It is to…

How to CLEARly have psychological safety at meetings

Bob: “Well, Wendy, what do we need to do to start building psychological safety?” Me (Wendy): “Good question. There are a number of ways. According to Modern Agile, we can establish meeting safety when we begin a meeting by agreeing…

Want to have better meetings? Start practicing psychological safety

Me (Wendy): “Bob, you’re so correct about the fear cultures that some management think it’s necessary to propel people to work hard, but in effect, it stifles innovation, creativity, and collaboration. According to Dr. Amy Edmondson (professor of Leadership and…

How to recognize the signs of lack of psychological safety in your teams

Bob: "Peter brought up the video team thrashing, eh?” Me (Wendy): “Yes. We initially started talking about the upcoming facilitation workshop, but it led to that and psychological safety.” Bob: “So, did he understand what it means?” Me: “No, but…

Successful meeting cultures: why you don’t want to break the psychological safety barrier

"ssssscrape, knock-knock-knock" Peter: “Hey Wendy, I heard from Bob what you two have been up to. That’s quite a bit of change in how we think of and run meetings, and quite a few new skills that we all need…

Want to know how to stand out from the typical meetings? Change the way you end!

Bob: “Now that we're done with the middle - or actual heart - of the meeting, when we finish all the agenda items, it's time to end the meeting. This is where we reflect on our work, celebrate it, and…

Do you want to liberate your meetings from staid agendas?

Me (Wendy): “Now that we’ve covered the first 10 minutes, the rest of the meeting will be following the agenda. However, there’s an art of doing that which is not just calling out each agenda item. Again, it’s back to…