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

the fearless organization

Unless you’ve been under a rock over the past several years, you have heard about psychological safety. Amy Edmundson and her team uncovered the impact of people feeling a sense of security on their work performance and the solutions they create.

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth outlines the research on psychological safety and tells some great stories about how these concepts are applied to organizations. This is both a quick read and listen (if you are an audio book fan). I recommend this book to anyone that is helping to build great environments for people. I particularly liked the simplicity of the seven questions the research team devised to learn about the psychological safety of individuals and an organization.

If you’ve never heard of Amy, check out her TED talk on teaming:

Matt Badgley

With a career in Information Technology that has officially reached drinking age, I have one too many hats in roles from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Director. I am a seeker of new ideas and learning new things. My passion has been working with product delivery teams to develop into their own identity and simply build valuable solutions by making great software. I have been applying Lean Agile ideas for a long time and leveraging their underlying practices with both a pragmatic and experimental purpose. At the end of the day, I believe in integrity, hard work, trial-and-error, people, and faith.

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