To unlock your best ideas, creativity, and performance, it is essential to create an environment of psychological safety–part of which can be done with the right interpersonal behaviors, and part of which is done at home with a good night’s sleep. To examine this, WHOOP VP of Performance Kristen Holmes sits down for a roundtable discussion with Harvard Business School professor and behavioral science researcher Dr. Amy Edmondson, Dr. Jemma King from the University of Queensland in Australia, and researcher Nadia Fox.
Dr. Edmondson introduced the concept of psychological safety and defines exactly what it is and how that is one of the keys to high performance in our interpersonal relationships. Dr. King and Nadia then dive in on some groundbreaking research on sleep debt and cognitive functioning, and what that can tell us about different factors like stress responses, burnout, and how all of this can be measured with HRV.
3:23 – What is psychological safety?
9:08 – Stress responses
11:23 – Burnout
14:52 – Cognitive functioning under stress
18:09 – The behavior effects of sleep deprivation
19:14 – Physical threat vs. psychological threat
25:50 – Study findings
28:41 – Slow wave sleep and mental control
29:53 – Cognitive fitness
32:27 – Sleep debt and psychological safety in the workplace
41:17 – Sleep consistency
“Investigating the impact of stress, sleep, and HRV on executive function and leadership performance” by:
Nadia Fox – PhD candidate University of Queensland
Professor Amy Edmondson – Harvard University
Kristen Holmes – WHOOP
Dr Elise Kalokerinos – University of Melbourne
Dr Jemma King – University of Queensland (BPA)
Professor Bill von Hippel – University of Queensland