What Makes a Successful Team?
Vulnerability and Teamwork
In order for teams to realize the positive benefits of collaboration, individuals need to feel a connection with their team members. Trust is critical to working in teams successfully. People need psychological safety to experiment, fail, and propose new ideas, all of which are prerequisites for innovation. To be creative and innovative requires individuals to take risks and an environment where ideas are openly shared and accepted.
Vulnerability is the foundation of collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Without vulnerability, we are less likely to build trust and create the deep connections required between individuals to create an environment of psychological safety.