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:

My career journey has had me wearing many hats ranging from Systems Analyst to Programmer to IT Manager to Programmer to Director. Today, I work as a coach and instructor to the leadership and team members of organizations on their agility journey. I'm constantly practicing to be a good learner, aspiring to be an inspiring leader, and I'm constantly walking the line between pragmatism and conviction when it comes to the application of lean and agile principles and practices.

Matt’s purpose is simple, “I believe in working with teams to help them get better, learn, and be successful in building stuff while having fun.”

At the end of the day, Matt believes in integrity, hard work, curiosity, people, and faith.

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