How psychological safety is different from trust, how to set conditions for a psychologically safe workplace to emerge
Workplace trust comes from the work and being useful to the team. Not from sharing deep secrets from your past.
What would people be doing if they were not fearful? How will we know that fear is no longer an obstacle to progress?
The response was Trust.
Can a hierarchical organization with Manager / Subordinate relationships increase and attract trust? Can individuals be free in a system like this? Are justice, fairness and equity false assumptions within hierarchies? Isn’t authority the same as authoritarianism and autocracy; which repel trust for the sake of those in power?
The workplace has the capacity to develop paranoia and/or trust. Psychologically when aroused either mechanism in people readily takes over. They magnify and distort the reality that is separate from our perception and experience.