Psychological Safety

Bring your whole self to work.  Feel free to raise your hand.  Psychological safety has become a modern call to action, for safety specialists wanting to create reporting environments, to human resource departments trying to create more inclusive workplaces.  It is a noble organizational program.

That said, we really don’t want employees to bring their whole selves to work.  Political opinions, racism, bigotry, antisemitism.  Work environments are meant to be a place where we can all feel safe, and free from discrimination or harassment of our workplace neighbors.  We think psychological safety is better thought of as bringing your better, workplace-appropriate version of yourself to work.