IPL Auctions 2021 few hours to go: Indian and Foreigner Player Auction…

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Jhye RichardsonMatthew Wade Cricket Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Cricket IPL 2021: Check full players list for auctions, 292 cricketers in fray for 61 spots Football Moeen AliShaun MarshMarnus Labuschagne KXIP16331.8053.2095 1.5 Crore12–12 Shakib Al HasanTom CurranMoises Henriques IPL Auctions 2021 few hours to go: Indian and Foreigner Player Auction List, Date and time LIVE Streaming all you need to know Sam BillingsDavid WilleyMustafizur Rahman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Freight & Shipping Quotes | Search AdsResearch & Compare Freight & Shipping QuotesEnjoy Affordable Freight & Shipping Services With These Service ProvidersFreight & Shipping Quotes | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndo IPL 2021/ Squad Size/Salary Cap/Available Slots Liam PlunkettMujeeb Ur RahmanBilly Stanlake Harbhajan SinghAlex HalesHanuma Vihari Facebook Twitter Base Price (INR)TotalIndiansOverseas Glen MaxwellMorne MorkelEvin Lewis Check out the full list of the players at and above the base price of 1Cr :- The eight IPL franchises will have 196.6 crore to spend at IPL auctions. As the window to retain and release players ended on Wednesday, IPL franchises retained 139 players at a cost of 483.39 Cr. The IPL franchises released 57 players from the existing squads and will now have 196.6 Crore to spend at the IPL 2021 auctions. Total13942483.39196.606122 Formula 1 1 Crore1129 IPL Auctions 2021 6 Days to go: Full Indian and Foreigner Player Auction List, IPL Auction Date and time LIVE Streaming , List of Capped Players all you need to knowWhen will IPL Auction 2021 Started Date?IPL Auction 2021 will be start on 18th Feb in 2021.What Time IPL Auction 2021 Will begin? TimeThe IPL 2021 auction will be held on 18th Feb in 2021, Expected to start at 3.00 pm (IST).What are the venues for IPL Auction 2021? – VenueIPL Auction 2021 Venue: ChennaiWhich TV channels will IPL Auction 2021 broadcast?IPL Auction 2021 will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.How do I watch live streaming of IPL Auction 2021?The live streaming of the IPL Auction 2021 will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.co Hotstar has also got into an arrangement with Reliance Jio to stream the IPL Auction 2021 LIVE. Jio Customers can watch IPL Auction 2021 for free.Follow InsideSport for all IPL 2020 News, Match Updates, Schedules, Points table, Players Salaries, IPL MoneyBall, IPL Player Impact table, IPL 2020 analysis, IPL Interesting FactsAlso follow the IPL Moneyball to know how much the each IPL player stand to lose if the IPL 2020 does not see the light of the day this year.IPL 2021 Auctions – 8 franchises to spend 196.6 Cr at IPL auctions DC19672.098212.901862 IPL Auctions 2021 few hours to go:  Indian and Foreigner Player Auction List, Date and time LIVE Streaming all you need to know – 292 cricketers, 61 Spots, 196.6 Cr: The VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction list is out with a total of 292 cricketers set to go under the hammer in Chennai on February 18th, 2021. 8 IPL Franchises are ready to shower 196.6 Cr on buying 61 Cricketers from IPL Auctions.1114 cricketers had initially registered for the auction. The final list was then pruned after the eight franchises submitted their shortlist of players. A total of 164 Indian players, 125 overseas players and 3 players from Associate Nations will be up for grabs in the VIVO IPL 2021 Player Auction in Chennai. 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OnlineUndoIPL 2021 Auctions, Player list, Base Price, Sold, Unsold Nathan Coulter-Nile Football 2 Cr Base Price1.5 Cr Base Price1 Cr Base Price Cricket RR17550.1534.8583 FranchiseNo of PlayersNo of Overseas PlayersTotal  money spent (Rs.)Salary cap available (Rs.)Available SlotsOverseas Slots Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football RCB12449.1035.90134 Jason RoyAdil RashidJason Behrendorff SRH22774.2510.7531 Football Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, Indialast_img read more

Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) 2008 Annual Report

first_imgUganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileUganda Clays Limited manufactures and markets clay products for the building and construction industry in Uganda. Its product offering ranges from roofing tiles, bricks and floor tiles to decorative grilles, ventilators, pipes and suspended floor units and partition blocks. The company supplies the local building trade in Uganda and exports products to Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC and South Sudan. Uganda Clays Limited was founded in 1950 and its head office is in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda Clays Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) 2008 Abridged Report

first_imgLetshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Letshego Holdings Limited (LETSHE.bw)  2008 abridged results.Company ProfileLetshego Financial Services Botswana is regulated financial services institution that offers products and solutions for the low- to middle-income sector in Botswana. The company was established in 1998 as Micro Provident Botswana Limited but now operates as a member of the Letshego Group. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is primarily focused on providing financial solutions to individuals who are formally employed by the government of Botswana, parastatals and the private sector. A subsidiary division offers microfinance and savings solutions to individuals generating income in the informal sector. Letshego Financial Services Botswana is able to cater to both sectors by providing simple, appropriate and accessible solutions that are competitively priced. The company was able to diversify its offering through the acquisition of Micro Africa Limited in East Africa, allowing it to provide loans to micro and small enterprises, collective groups and low- to middle-class earners. The company has a presence in 11 countries across southern, east and west Africa; Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda.last_img read more

Russia didn’t do it

first_imgThe CIA’s allegation that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election to help Donald Trump is “fake news” being peddled by the Washington Post and New York Times.Did the Russians sabotage voting machines in the Midwest? That’s the sort of stuff U.S. spy agencies would brag about discovering. But no.Russia is accused of hacking the computer of Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager John Podesta and giving embarrassing information to WikiLeaks. But Julian Assange, WikiLeaks’ editor-in-chief, denied Russia was the source. (Politico, Nov. 3)Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina nonetheless declared, “I’m going after Russia in every way you can go after Russia. … I think they did interfere with our elections, and I want Putin personally to pay the price.” (Washington Post, Dec. 10)It wasn’t Russia that set up the Electoral College that’s sending Trump to the White House, even though he got 2.8 million fewer votes than Clinton. As Yale law professor Akhil Reed Amar has pointed out, the Electoral College was established to protect slavery. (Vox, Nov. 12)And it was not Russia that suppressed African-American and Latinx votes.The CIA claims against Russia are old news. “‘We have not drawn any evidentiary connection to any Russian intelligence service and WikiLeaks — none,’ said one U.S. official,” That’s what the Washington Post reported back on July 27.So why the clamor now? It probably has something to do with most of Aleppo being liberated by Syria’s elected government, which is aided by Russia and Iran. It’s a big defeat for the CIA.Attacking Russia for allegedly aiding Trump is also a way to attack this super-bigot from the right.Millions of people may be coming to Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20 to protest Trump’s inauguration. Blaming Russia is an attempt to divert the struggle.It’s easier to knock Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, Trump’s apparent secretary of state nominee, for deals with Russia than to attack the oil giant for, say, exploiting Yemen.Democrats like New York Sen. Charles Schumer are yelling the loudest against Russia, while capitulating to Trump’s nomination of a virtual junta of generals in his cabinet.During the election campaign the ruling class and its capitalist state were split. The biggest banks and the CIA supported Clinton. Most of the small banks, oil frackers like Harold Hamm — the sort of forces that backed Barry Goldwater in 1964 — were for Trump.The FBI was also for Trump, and FBI Director James Comey may have helped tilt the elections by raising Clinton’s emails late in the campaign.The split between these two Gestapo-like agencies — the CIA and the FBI — has continued, with the FBI discounting the CIA’s claims about Russia. (CNN, Dec. 11)What’s ironic about the CIA’s “fake news” is that U.S. election consultants boasted about how they helped re-elect Russian President Boris Yeltsin in 1996. (Los Angeles Times, July 9, 1996) Wall Street used Yeltsin to help overthrow the Soviet Union, a tragic defeat for poor people and workers everywhere.Russia today has a capitalist government, but it’s not a vassal state like Saudi Arabia. To U.S. generals like “Mad Dog” James Mattis — Trump’s choice for defense secretary — Russia is 6 million square miles to attack and occupy.Our enemies are in the corporate boardrooms and the Pentagon, not in Moscow.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

The War of Words over Waivers Continues

first_imgHome Energy The War of Words over Waivers Continues SHARE Facebook Twitter The War of Words over Waivers ContinuesThe war of words between the Senate and the EPA is heating up. The issue is the granting of refining waivers by EPA to refineries allowing them to blend less ethanol and not comply with the RFS. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley is a leading critic of the agency, “EPA is screwing around with the program, to the detriment of agriculture and the ethanol industry.”But EPA’s Bill Wehrum flatly denied the allegations, “We, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, require a substantial amount of information to be provided by those who ask for the waivers, including very detailed information about the financial condition of these facilities and the companies that run them…whether there is hardship that warrants the issuance of an exemption. So, I’ll just say, based on how you asked the question, we just categorically deny the assertion that we’re granting waivers to facilities that are not deserving.”Grassley urges the President to step in fix the issue, “They’re bullying the President of the United States…just like, if anybody thinks they can bully this president…he’s not easily bullied, I believe…but that’s what they’re trying to do…and they’re not going to give up.”Meanwhile, U.S. corn farmers continue to suffer from a decline in ethanol production. A recent analysis by economists at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute shows that the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the next six years if the U.S. EPA continues its current practice of exempting dozens of small refiners from their blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The War of Words over Waivers Continues Previous articleTrade, Disaster Aid, Coming to Farmers QuicklyNext articleMeat Industry Needs USMCA and Japan Deals Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Jul 24, 2019 last_img read more

French court bans Reporters Without Borders from using photo of dead Cuban leader “Che” Guevara

first_img Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet October 12, 2018 Find out more News A Paris court today banned Reporters Without Borders and the French advertising agency Rampazzo from using a world-famous photo of Cuban guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara wearing a beret with a red star on it. The organisation warned that if it did not lodge an appeal, it would find new ways to publicise the plight of the 30 journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba and try to win their release. RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Organisation A Paris court today banned Reporters Without Borders and the French advertising agency Rampazzo from using a world-famous photo of Cuban guerrilla leader Ernesto “Che” Guevara wearing a beret with a red star on it. The ban was at the request of Diane Diaz Lopez, daughter and heir of the late Cuban photographer Alberto Diaz Gutierrez, known as Korda, who took the picture. “We deplore this court decision, which plays into the hands of the Cuban authorities,” said the organisation’s secretary-general, Robert Ménard. “We especially regret that the complaint against us, which concerns the principle of the right to use photos, did not include discussion of the broader issue of the appalling state of press freedom and human rights in Cuba.” The grounds for the ban would be examined before a decision to appeal was made.He said the organisation would obey the ban and suspend a planned 8-22 July poster campaign using the photo. But he he warned that if it did not lodge an appeal, it would find new ways to publicise the plight of the 30 journalists currently imprisoned in Cuba and try to win their release.The judge who issued the ban set a fine of 200 euros for every time it was infringed and said the photo must be removed from the Reporters Without Borders website. The organisation was ordered to pay 1,000 euros in damages to the plaintiff as well as 1,000 euros in costs. However the judge refused Mrs Diaz Lopez’ request for the verdict to be published at Reporters Without Borders’ expense in five French national daily papers and on its website.The lawsuit had sought to “stop publication, distribution and sale” of the photo which was to have been used in a poster campaign about lack of press freedom in Cuba aimed at the 120,000 or so French people who each year go on holiday to Cuba, drawn by the sun, the beaches or the legend of the Cuban Revolution. The planned campaign poster showed Guevara’s face superimposed on a famous image of a policeman brandishing a truncheon and a shield that became famous in the 1968 student uprising in France. The caption said: “Welcome to Cuba, the world’s biggest prison for journalists.”Behind the ideology of the Cuban revolution, which still inspires many tourists, is the reality of a totalitarian regime which uses the image of “Che” in an effort to legitimise repression. The poster also shows how a revolution that inspired a entire generation in the 1960s has now turned into what that generation most detested – a police state. Mrs Diaz Lopez said Reporters Without Borders could not “plead press freedom to distort Korda’s work for their political and advertising purposes.” Korda’s photograph of Che in Havana in 1960 “represented and still represents a symbol of struggle and the future for the Cuban people,” she said. The Cuban government launched a nationwide crackdown on 18 March in which 75 dissidents were rounded up and sentenced to prison terms of up to 28 years each for “undermining the unity and sovereignty of the state” or its “independence.” They included 26 independent journalists who joined four others already in jail. Cuba thus became the world’s biggest prison for journalists. The heavy punishment of these journalists who have challenged the state’s monopoly of information has been extended by sending them to prisons hundreds of miles from their homes, restricting visits from their families and keeping them in bad conditions of detention. CubaAmericas RSF_en to go further Follow the news on Cuba CubaAmericas New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council October 15, 2020 Find out more May 6, 2020 Find out more News July 9, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 French court bans Reporters Without Borders from using photo of dead Cuban leader “Che” Guevara News Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Newslast_img read more

Action needed on gang violence

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories  by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up LIMERICK TD Niall Collins is calling on Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to come to Limerick to speak with frontline gardaí and business and community groups about their fears of gangland violence returning to the city.The Fianna Fáil Justice Spokesperson revealed that there is growing concern in Limerick’s business and tourism sectors about how the city’s image could be affected by the recent shooting of Christy Keane in the University of Limerick.He told the Limerick Post: “I’ve been contacted by people involved in business, hospitality and tourism in Limerick and they are very concerned about the image of Limerick.“The Limerick brand has recovered strongly from the height of the gangland activity, and they are worried that the city’s image will slip back if that activity was to return.”Deputy Collins said he has also spoken to gardaí who say that garda resources across the county have suffered as so many members of the force have been deployed to investigate the Keane shooting.“The official line coming from An Garda Siochána is that they have enough resources to deal with this, but the facts are different. We lost over 100 gardaí in Limerick in the last three years, that’s a big drop.“Unfortunately, response times have been affected. A lot of gardaí have been sucked into the investigation into the Christy Keane shooting, and that has affected other parts of county Limerick. It’s been said to me that gardaí have been pulled from various parts of the county,” he explained.Deputy Collins added: “Looking at Limerick’s former gangland experience in the early noughties, the government put in strong legislation and resources, but now unfortunately the resource side is not there.”Meanwhile, gang boss Christy Keane has been transferred to Cork University Hospital, where he remains under armed garda protection.A man and a woman who were arrested in connection with the shooting, which took place on Monday June 29, have been released without charge. Linkedin TAGSchristy keaneDeputy Niall CollinsJustice Minister Frances Fitzgeraldlimerick Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Previous article80% increase in patients on trolleysNext articlePlan has potential to make Cork link a reality John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads NewsAction needed on gang violenceBy John Keogh – July 9, 2015 646 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email Advertisement Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Cornhole tournament and fundraiser

first_imgLocal News WhatsApp By Odessa American – April 18, 2021 Twitter Pinterest Twitter Facebook Cornhole tournament and fundraiser Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Casa de Amigos and Tall-City Baggers have scheduled Casa de Cornholio, a cornhole tournament, and fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 1.All ages are welcome.Cost is $50 per person or $100 per team. Double elimination open doubles tournament.Even sponsorships are available. Volunteers are also needed for the event.Registration deadline is April 29.To register, visit https://app.scoreholio.com/link/ebTK.To volunteer or for more information, call 432-682-9701 or email [email protected] Previous articleFundraiser dinnerNext articleLETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rhodes is good choice Odessa Americanlast_img read more

Save us from drowning in a sea of paperwork

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s survey of 400 companies by the CBI shows that businesses are swamped by administration as a result of the raft of individual and collective rights introduced by the Government since 1997. This will come as no surprise to HR professionals. Their shelves are creaking with guidebooks on everything from the working time regulations to the new laws on parental leave. The report’s authors calculate the cost to business of all this extra administration could be over £12bn, but the true cost is in the impact of UK companies’ competitiveness and this could be a lot higher in the long term. However, the financial burden of implementing the new legislation, great though it is, is not the chief complaint of employers. Nor are they opposed in principle to every part of the regulations which have been so costly a distraction for business in recent years. The real issue is red tape. Ministers, in their indecent haste to be seen to drive through their employment agenda, have too often rushed through regulations. They have failed to properly consult with employers, failed to consider the impact on companies of implementing the new rules, failed to allow firms sufficient time to prepare and failed to draft legislation in a way that can be understood without ambiguity or confusion. Personnel Today’s campaign for better regulation, launched in February, is an attempt to force the Government to consult with and listen to employers before issuing yet more poorly drafted regulation.The real casualty of this catalogue of failures has been the competitiveness of UK firms. Recent developments such as the launch of the Human Rights Act and a new anti-discrimination directive from Europe have not inspired much confidence that the programme of regulation is coming to an end, as promised.If the Government wants the business vote in the coming election it needs to listen to the message coming from employers. Enough is enough. Business cannot carry the burden of yet more hasty, needless and sloppy legislation. Apart from anything else, an end to red tape is needed to protect employees themselves – after all, what use are employment rights if you don’t have a job to go to? Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Save us from drowning in a sea of paperworkOn 7 Nov 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Unpicking the links between psychological and physical safety

first_imgRelated posts: Previous Article Next Article Mental ill health accounted for more than half of sickness absence in last yearA total of 38.8 million working days were lost because of work-related illness and workplace injury in 2019/20, with more… Psychological safety, such as being free of a bullying boss, is important for an effective workplace climate. Image: Shutterstock It is well recognised that feeling supported and safe psychologically can enhance individual and team performance in the workplace. But it is also important for generating and sustaining a positive physical safety culture, writes Deborah Hulme.Why is there so much interest nowadays among employers in psychological safety, and what is its interplay with physical safety? It is certainly true that there is currently much interest in psychological safety, a concept that in reality has been around since 1965, when it was first introduced by Schein and Bennis.About the authorDeborah Hulme is founder Minerva Engagement* and the Neuroleader Academy, which specialises in applying social cognitive neuroscience learnings to business.Since then there has been a growing body of research, including the influential paper, Psychological Safety and Learning Behaviours in Teams (1999) written by Harvard University professor Dr Amy Edmondson.However, the concept of psychological safety only really began to gain traction within the business community over the past five years or so.This revival of interest in psychological safety is largely thanks to a study undertaken by Google’s project Aristotle that focused on what needed to be in place to create a consistently high-performing team.The study reviewed hundreds of academic studies, analysing more than 180 internal teams involving 37,000 employees over a period of two years.Its findings showed that, whilst there were common factors such as structure and clarity, meaning and impact, what mattered most was how the team worked together rather than who made up the team.Psychological safety and high performanceHowever, it was only when the findings from Dr Edmondson’s earlier research were incorporated into the study that the consistent thread across high-performing teams was identified, namely, psychological safety.Psychological safety is defined as the ability to speak up and participate in a group without fear of consequences. Felt by individuals, it is experienced in social situations and, thanks to scientific research, is now understood to be an essential component for trust, communication and collaboration as well as innovation, decision-making and problem-solving.Quite simply the more threatened we feel within our team or social group, the less likely we are to contribute our ideas, challenge the status quo or report that near miss or close call.We know from research emerging via neuroscience and neuropsychology that the human brain works to keep us safe above all else.We respond to threats (perceived or real) such as uncertainty, unexplained change, a bullying boss or a toxic team environment by keeping our heads down and avoiding confrontation.This is one of the reasons why psychological safety is considered important for an effective safety culture and a positive safety climate.Correlational studies report a strong link between psychological safety and willingness to report one’s errors and behaviours (Wright and Opiah, 2018). In essence, the less we speak up the more safety incidents go unidentified with the subsequent loss of learning that prevents ongoing repetition.Professor Dr J Groeneweg describes this new understanding as “The New Dawn of Safety” (GCE Risk, 2020). According to Groeneweg, we are moving from continual improvement through technology, culture and leadership into the importance of team.Where organisations and individuals function as collaborative, networked teams, working together to reduce risk, they generate the motivation and energy that encourages innovation and consistently high wellbeing and performance over time.His view is that within our organisations we are now around 96% safer than we were in the 1980s.Whilst he acknowledges this is a great leap forward, he also highlights that, as a consequence, the learning pool is much smaller than it once was.Therefore, if we are to continue to learn and improve what we do, Dr Groeneweg’s belief is that we need to learn from what we do exceptionally well, as much as we learn from what has gone wrong.He references the Red Bull Formula One pit crew who are always consistently fast, breaking their own records, as they safely send their car back out onto the track.Quality of teamwork and psychological safetyIn 2019 the Red Bull team’s fastest pit-stop, involving a team of around 22 people, was 1.82 seconds and they achieve this (or within a fraction of this) consistently over and over again. When questioned on how they do it, they put their success down to human performance not mechanical advantage; the trust that exists among the team members, accountability, openness as well as the dedication to practice and process.In other words, the quality of the teamwork being determined by the level of psychological safety that exists within the team.The important point Groeneweg is making here is that the level of trust and psychological safety within the Red Bull team means they learn as much from their mistakes as they do from their successes. That error is seen as a learning opportunity and a shared experience about what works and what doesn’t.Indeed, that learning from error is a collective responsibility, one that operates within an environment and culture that makes it safe to learn from mistakes, rather than being diminished because of them.Interestingly, we are now seeing industry level responses emerging that support and encourage this thinking, including:The new ISO standard, ISO: 45003 has a focus on psychosocial risk and, embedded within this is, the importance of psychological safety at work. Launching in 2021 it will complement the well-established standard ISO:45001 for Occupational Health & Safety. (ISO/DIS 45003, 2020).A letter published recently in The Times from 33 leading organisations (Unilever, global banks, energy companies, the CBI and others) emphasised the importance of prioritising psychological safety, as well as physical safety (Gosden, 2020).RSSB, the Railway Standards Board, is currently developing wellbeing KPIs for the rail industry (RSSB home page, 2020).Whilst the focus is certainly shifting, it is not an easy ask. It is not enough for managers to say, “my door is always open”, “we are listening”, “there are no mistakes just learning opportunities”.In fact, research suggests that psychological safety does not necessarily emerge even as a product of a positive safety climate. Principally because, it’s a property of “team”, influenced to a large extent by the mindset, behaviours and energy of whoever is leading the team.Leaders and managers play a critical role in creating a psychologically safe environment by setting out the vision, values and modelling the way.For example, by avoiding negative reactions to error reports and evading initiatives such as zero accident programmes, which may, un-intentionally, undermine reporting behaviour. Effective safety structure, process, messaging and governance are all essential; however, impact is hindered if displayed leadership behaviours are not aligned.The line manager/leader/team relationships are crucial to continued safety improvement. Fortunately, we now have the intelligence, frameworks and the measurement tools to support and develop leadership understanding and capability.Through data, guidance and targeted interventions we can extend existing skills and capabilities as we work our way towards Red Bull levels of consistent high performance.*Minerva Engagement is a strategic people consultancy focused on the relationship between psychological safety, wellbeing and performance. For any OH practitioners wanting to find out more, please email [email protected] A and Lei Z (2014). “Psychological Safety: The History, Renaissance, And Future Of An Interpersonal Construct”. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, vol 1:23-43. Available online at https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/full/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-031413-091305Edmondson A (1999). “Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams”. Administrative Science Quarterly, 44(2), p.350.Gosden E (2020). “Mental Health ‘Is A Priority’”. The Times. Available online at: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mental-health-is-a-priority-lfd27dr3bWright M and Opiah S (2020). “Literature review: the relationship between psychological safety, human performance and HSE performance”. Greenstreet Berman. Available online at https://heartsandminds.energyinst.org/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/648484/Literature-review-the-relationship-between-psychological-safety,-human-performance-and-HSE-performance.pdfISO/DIS 45003. Occupational health and safety management — Psychological health and safety at work : managing psychosocial risks — Guidelines. 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