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Psychological Safety

It is the climate at work where you believe you can freely speak-up with any concern or question, a sense of permission for Candour. - Amy Edmondson, 1999

Psychological Safety consists of a questionnaire and card sort exercise designed to assess how people feel when working within their team or department. It measures the extent to which people feel included and how safe they feel to take interpersonal risks. In other words how prepare are they to be candid, to ask questions, challenge each other and to admit mistakes given the environment of the team in which they work.

The BeTalent Psychological Safety Suite of Tools

  • Are quick to complete, with easy access via mobile, app or desktop
  • Have two digital delivery mechanisms: questionnaire and card sort
  • Provide detailed reports for the individual and team, which help to raise team awareness
  • Help people to understand and describe how they feel when working within the team or department
  • Measures 10 aspects of Psychological Safety
  • Offer a robust method of measuring the climate of the team or department
  • Have multiple reports available for the individual and team with recommended actions
  • Are compared against a global norm group which ranges from Individual Contributors to Executives.
Details of how we researched, built and tested this product can be found in our technical manual. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please contact


Psychological safety was not a new term for many of us at the RDSBL Leadership team, however, Zircon is helping us make this part and parcel of our culture. The work we are doing with Zircon is taking us through an important journey where the leadership team at RDSBL are feeling encouraged to share ideas and we are all discussing mistakes as learning opportunities. This clearly aligns with our institutional values of Courage, Diversity and Passion. - Professor Mohammad M. Ali. Professor Mohammad M. Dean of Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London