Mark Polson, Principal and Founder of Polson & Associates, is pleased to announce he recently became a certified coach and trainer in the Four Stages of Psychological Safety, a framework and assessment developed by LeaderFactor.
Psychological safety progresses through four stages as a function of two primary variables: Respect and Permission to participate.
“Psychological safety is a belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns or mistakes,” says Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmonson. It is one of the most important success factors for high-performing teams, studies show, and often makes the difference in an organization’s ability to get to innovation faster.
Through its own research, Polson & Associates found inspiring resilience in their employees is the primary issue facing leaders during this volatile and uncertain time. The addition of this certification uniquely positions the consulting firm to help business leaders transform their teams and unlock each individual’s potential by creating an open and safe environment that fosters creativity and inspires resilience.
As a certified 4 Stages Trainer, Polson will facilitate team workshops to accomplish these critical learning objectives:
- Benchmark the team’s current level of psychological safety against the 4 stages framework.
- Identify and remove personal and organizational factors that trigger the self-censoring instinct and shut down learning and performance.
- Transform the team’s capacity to execute and innovate based inclusion, learning agility, and high psychological safety.
About Polson & Associates
Founded in 2018, Polson & Associates helps leaders in large organizations create the right climate for creativity and innovation through leadership advisory, innovation assessments, and Design Thinking facilitation. Firm leader Mark Polson is known for his highly collaborative, personal style. He has developed and run world-class learning programs to enable employees to recognize that regardless of their work domain, they are creative. Further, they can exercise their creativity and innovate new solutions to business issues they are facing.