What is psychological safety?

Psychological safety is the belief that you won’t be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.

Why is psychological safety important for our work?

When we’re not afraid to be curious, we try new things and take more risks. We push ourselves to explore and experiment. When we feel comfortable challenging each other, we push each other to do better work. And when we can be open with each other and give feedback, we collaborate more effectively.

This is how psychological safety leads to better performance and more growth. Both for each individual as a professional and for the team as a whole.


What is psychological safety at work specifically?

It’s a shared belief held by members of a team that others on the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for speaking up.

It contributes to a team’s personal and collective growth by promoting curiosity, idea-sharing, healthy challenges, and accountability, which when combined push members into a constant learning space.



At Indicius, we work to cultivate a psychologically safe environment based in curiosity, idea sharing, and challenging ourselves.

What does psychological safety look like in practice?

🌈 We can be ourselves

🤦🏽‍♀️ It’s okay to make mistakes

🤗 Our contributions are embraced

💪🏽 We challenge each other

How do we cultivate it?

There are lots of ways we can cultivate psychological safety at work, but here are just a few ways we go about it at Indicius.