The Importance of Psychological Safety in the Hybrid Workplace
In her book ‘The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth’, Amy Edmondson offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the knowledge economy. With so much riding on change, innovation, and creativity, it is essential to attract and retain top talent—but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The role of Psychological Safety in allowing people to speak up and driving excellence is essential. In this interview, we will explore what is a culture of Psychological Safety, how to bring it to life, and how we should rethink it for the hybrid workplace.
Amy C. Edmondson
Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School where she studies teaming, psychological safety, and organizational learning. Her most recent book, The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation and Growth (Wiley, 2019), offers a practical guide for organizations serious about success in the modern economy and has been translated into 11 languages. Her prior books – Teaming: How organizations learn, innovate and compete in the knowledge economy (Jossey-Bass, 2012), Teaming to Innovate (Jossey-Bass, 2013) and Extreme Teaming (Emerald, 2017) – explore teamwork in dynamic organizational environments.