Here’s a novel idea: that “safety” and “productivity” are interrelated.
I.e. the less psychologically stressed people feel in a meeting, the easier it will be to get something productive out of it.
And a lot of that depends on the kind of culture that’s been created in the office.
Most people aspire to work in a place that is both (A) productive and (B) enjoyable/meaningful.
And if you can provide that, you have a HUGE competitive advantage over those that can’t/don’t.
Something to think about…