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‘‘We had to get people to establish psychologically safe environments,’’ Rozovsky

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As Julia Rozovsky reports, the actual members on the team mean little to overall productivity. There was no formula for a certain type of skill sets or personalities. The key to a successful team was Psychological Safety.

When Google was just a little startup that helped you the Internet for stuff, the company was pretty strict about hiring: Ivy League grads with high SAT scores were the preferred worker bees.The company figured out that was ridiculous quite quickly, as its people chief, Laszlo Bock, explained in his recent book .

But Improv helps eliminate many basic fears. We create worth and self respect. We develop respect for others. We build self confidence. While having fun we over come fears of speaking in public.Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

First, I gave my team a survey and took them to an offsite to discuss the results. I started with a sharing exercise, asking them to draw their life journey of they got to where they are today with pictures only. I wanted it to be just like a resume, but more personal. So, I showed them my struggles. I have a huge health struggle of Stage 4 cancer, so I put that in there and explained the whole diagnosis. Each person after me opened up about their own experiences.Designed for women entrepreneurs – providi

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