How to Build The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Building psychological safety doesn’t happen at the theoretical level. It happens at the behavioral level.

Creating a culture of rewarded vulnerability requires both modeling and rewarding acts of vulnerability. It’s not enough for you to reward acts of vulnerability that your colleagues are willing to commit, you actually have to be vulnerable yourself. Engaging in acts of vulnerability will help others see that they’re safe to follow suit.

You’ll feel the difference in energy when you start rewarding, instead of punishing or ignoring, people’s vulnerabilities. In this guide, we’ll share twelve practical suggestions to do just that, each based on one of The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety™.