Psychological Safety | Knowledge Economy

Creating Psychological Safety at Work in a Knowledge Economy | Video

Harvard University’s Dr. Amy Edmondson says psychological safety is mission critical for today’s knowledge economy. When employees don’t have the freedom to speak up, organizations lose mindshare and early awareness of risks. Perhaps most dangerously, they can lose good employees who never felt their voice was welcome on the team. For leaders in the knowledge economy, this can mean your …

Amy Edmondson Video | Teaming, Purpose, Psychological Safety

How Leaders Make Teaming & Innovation Possible | Video: Dr. Amy Edmondson, Harvard University

What can leaders do to create an environment that enables teaming, innovation, and growth? Dr. Amy Edmondson of Harvard University offers three initial steps: frame the project, create psychological safety, and model the right behaviors. But there are obstacles, she cautions. Most notably – the hierarchy of the organization. Edmondson shares an example drawn from health care of how high-ranking leaders …

Hikers | Modern Teams

What is Teaming? Video: Dr. Amy Edmondson, Harvard University

Not all work in today’s organizations should be done in stable teams, says Harvard’s Dr. Amy Edmondson in this short video. Teams such as flight crews or emergency responders must be able to quickly assemble and function with error-free accuracy, despite never having worked together. This ability to align around a common purpose, with clear knowledge of each member’s role, …