Do you know the number 1 factor that drives top-performing teams?
Research identified one primary factor that was driving their top-performing teams: psychological safety.
Psychological safety is employees’ belief that they can speak up and take risks without fear of negative repercussions. Do the members of the team create an environment where each member feels safe to contribute and take risks?
The specific mindset that fuels a psychologically safe work environment is an open mindset.
When an individual possesses an open mindset, they are open to the ideas and suggestions of others, and they are willing to give them adequate time and thought. This is largely because their primary focus is to find truth and to think optimally, and they acknowledge that their perspective is limited and that they can be wrong. To find truth and think optimally, they ask questions, seek to understand, seek feedback, and invite new perspectives. They see disagreement as an opportunity to learn and think better.
What about you? Do you have an open mindset or a closed mindset?