The secret of success in teams is not individual behaviour, it’s team-based.
At the core of every elite team is psychological safety — defined as shared belief in a team environment that permits interpersonal risk-taking.
Risk in this context means the ability to be open, honest, ask questions, seek input, admit mistakes and drive relentlessly towards being better: key behaviours for high performing team leaders and members alike.
Psychological safety in health care is both elusive and difficult to achieve.
Social contagion theory can help explain how each team member can contribute to a study team environment that accelerates group performance.
Be a positive emotional contagion.
Carry the fire.
By Chris Hicks