“I’m in over my head. I made a mistake. I have an idea. I have a question. These are candid thoughts that many of us will likely have experienced at one stage or other in various working environments. Admitting or asking them could make the difference between a project’s success or failure — but more often than not people hold back because of their concern about what peers and bosses may think of them.

That’s because what experts describe as ‘psychological safety’ — a belief that one can speak up without risk of punishment or humiliation – in any workplace, is actually still incredibly rare…”