FROM OBSTACLES TO OPPORTUNITIES: HOW PERCEPTIONS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY AFFECT FOUNDERS’ ABILITIES TO IDENTIFY RESOURCES

Cynthia Letting, Nicole Calpin, Nicolás F. Soria Zurita, Jessica Menold

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Resumen

Resources are a dynamic aspect of team problem solving and the ability to properly manage them is a critical factor for success. Engineering design teams often face challenging resource deficits, and effective resource management is paramount in resource constrained environments. While prior work has linked effective resource management at the firm level with the climate of the firm, little work has explored these linkages at the team level. Here, we study the interactions between team climate and the ability to identify meaningful resources that mitigate current obstacles. We quantify team climate as individual perceptions of psychological safety, or one’s perception of the team’s willingness to engage in interpersonal risk taking. In this work, we leveraged data from thirty-two startup company founders, a population of authentic problem solvers that often operate in resource constrained environments, to study this relationship. The results from our mixed-methods study indicate that individual perceptions of psychological safety predict founders’ ability to identify meaningful resources to mitigate obstacles they are currently facing. Thus, problem solvers that perceive their team climate to be more positive, or more psychologically safe, exhibit a greater ability to identify meaningful resources.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojada35th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology (DTM)
EditorialAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (versión digital)9780791887349
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 2023
Publicado de forma externa
EventoASME 2023 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2023 - Boston, Estados Unidos
Duración: 20 ago. 202323 ago. 2023

Serie de la publicación

NombreProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volumen6

Conferencia

ConferenciaASME 2023 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC-CIE 2023
País/TerritorioEstados Unidos
CiudadBoston
Período20/08/2323/08/23

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