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The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Amy C. Edmondson

At a glance:

Edmondson is the expert in talking about psychological safety in the workplace. Psychological safety is essential in leading to increased learning, innovation, and growth for both individuals and the organization as a whole. Backed with solid research and case studies, Amy provides a clear and actionable framework for implementing psychological safety in the workplace. You will also gain insights on how psychological safety can impact employee engagement, productivity, and creativity.

Key takeaways:

Some key points are:

- Psychological safety is the belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up with ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes.

- Creating a culture of psychological safety is crucial for fostering learning, innovation, and growth within an organization.

- Leaders play a crucial role in creating psychological safety by modeling the behavior they want to see, being open to feedback, and being responsive to employee concerns.

- Teams with high levels of psychological safety are more likely to be engaged, productive, and innovative.

- Clear communication, trust-building activities, and giving employees autonomy and ownership over their work are all ways to promote psychological safety.

- Psychological safety can be undermined by factors such as micromanagement, lack of transparency, and failure to address issues of bullying or harassment.

- To foster psychological safety, organizations must create a culture of accountability in which all members are held responsible for speaking up and taking action when they see issues that could undermine safety.

- Building a culture of psychological safety is an ongoing process that requires consistent effort and attention from leaders and employees alike.


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