Podcast 176: Psychological Safety & How it Affects Work Performance

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High performing teams have one thing in common: Psychological safety.

To unlock your best ideas, creativity, and performance, it is essential to create an environment of psychological safety–part of which can be done with the right interpersonal behaviors, and part of which is done at home with a good night’s sleep. To examine this, WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes sits down for a roundtable discussion with Harvard Business School professor and behavioral science researcher Dr. Amy Edmondson, Dr. Jemma King from the University of Queensland in Australia, and researcher Nadia Fox.

Dr. Edmondson introduced the concept of psychological safety and defines exactly what it is and how that is one of the keys to high performance in our interpersonal relationships. Dr. King and Nadia then dive in on some groundbreaking research on sleep debt and cognitive functioning, and what that can tell us about different factors like stress responses, burnout, and how all of this can be measured with HRV.

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