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What does 'speaking up' mean to you?

Everyone wants to contribute and feel psychologically safe at work, but what that actually looks like is very different depending on your cultural background.


🌐 It's likely that you - as a leader or team member - already work with people from different cultural backgrounds and with many intersecting identities, so it is important to make sure there are several accessible channels for ‘speaking up’ so everyone has the chance to do so.


For example, when working with team members whose cultures prioritize harmony over open disagreement (eg Japan, Taiwan & Thailand), creating anonymous polls or one-on-one pre-meeting discussions will be very helpful for eliciting feedback.


✨ Cultural & Emotional intelligence play a part in this intercultural process of building psychological safety. Below you'll find Five Questions to Ask Yourself to support your journey in co-creating a Psychologically Safe

Global Team.


Which question (in the below video) do you find the most beneficial? What else would you add? I'd love to hear from you!




Contact me here to set up a Discovery Call on how you can develop your own CulturalEQ communication skills for leadership and team communication in today's VUCA world.




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