How do you actually create an environment where everyone participates?
One of the keys is creating a psychologically safe environment. Participation comes at a potential cost.
Am I being judged? Are my ideas appropriately considered? Do I matter, and if I don’t, why should I care? Great teams where everyone participates are psychologically safe teams.
Google spent millions validating this in a study they published in 2016.
We all kind of know intuitively that respecting people’s individuality is what really makes places like Zappos work.
Want more participation? Make it safe to do it.