In Innovative Environments, Safety is Key To High Performance
Feeling ‘safe’ within the team
If members of a group or team do not feel comfortable to express themselves for fear of reprisals, it can have serious consequences.
Keeping the team or group a ‘psychologically safe’ place to be is vital to maintaining communication, performance, trust, high perfromance and well-being.
Professor Amy Edmondson has studied teams for many years and this short video captures what psychological safety means in the real world.
TED TALK Building a psychologically safe workplace: Amy Edmondson at TEDxHGSE
(Source of Content: Rod Willis and Debbie Willis Assentire)
Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy
By Amy C.Edmonson, Harvard Business School