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 …

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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, …

Leading Effective Teams

How to Lead Exceptional Teams: Four Pillars for Effective, Engaged Teams

Harvard Business Professor Dr. Amy Edmondson shares these tips on creating effective teams, drawn from her research. Edmondson is the keynote speaker at our next Senior Executive Roundtable, on March 31. This excerpt is reprinted with permission from her book Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy. Teaming occurs when people apply and combine their expertise to …