A psychologically safe environment develops self-efficient individuals
Mia Popić, psychotherapist, business psychologist, and head of Sinergija Centar, explained resilience as the skill of coping with stressful business and life events and a personal resource largely linked with self-efficiency and trust in one’s own ability to achieve one’s goals, meet one’s requirements, and persevere.
The discussion also touched on psychological safety in an organization and the creation and maintenance of a psychologically safe environment. The participants were able to learn more about a model for scanning and measuring psychological safety in a business setting that can help create and sustain a psychologically safe environment.
It was also emphasised that measuring psychological safety for each group or team at regular, short intervals may greatly enhance psychological safety by promoting innovation, improving employee performance and health, and fostering team-based learning.
Given that psychological safety originated in the environment and was a major factor for any business, the participants were also able to share their private and work-related experiences with resilience and ways of developing self-efficiency.