If you’re reading this, you probably already have a free Box developer account. Since Box first launched free developer accounts, we’ve seen developers and admins work (not always harmoniously) to finish prototypes and automate workflows. As of today, if your company has a Box Enterprise or Platform account, you can ask your Box admins to create a sandbox for you which will link it to the company account and support better auditing and sandbox management.

Just so you don’t get lost between tabs, we’ve also added a badge to each page in these new developer sandboxes that indicate its sandbox status. …

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What does psychological safety mean?

My own familiarity with the phrase “psychological safety” started when I read Smarter Better Faster: The Secrets To Being Productive in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg. He references research that Google started on a quest to create a more productive team. The increased discussion of psychological safety illustrates the community’s recognition that there is something wrong and there is desire to elicit change. But, what does that make “psychological safety” other than our latest buzz phrase?

Psychological safety is defined as the combination of trust between coworkers, and an environment in which that trust can be acted upon.

In the healthcare and aviation industries, this is often referred to as “just culture”. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration defines this as, “A culture…that has both an expectation of, and an appreciation for, self-disclosure of errors. A ‘just culture’ allows for due consideration of honest mistakes, especially in a complex system like the National Airspace System (NAS). But even unintentional errors can have a serious adverse impact on safety, and so we must ensure that the underlying safety concern is fixed in all…


Alyss Noland

Sr. Developer Advocate @ Box, one-woman conference ✨ Cider & skincare nerd (She/her)

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