I can't think of a better way of starting this series of summer specials that are providing an outside-in perspective on HR, than by taking a closer examination of the concept of psychological safety. In the workplace, psychological safety is the belief that the environment is safe for interpersonal risk taking. People feel able to speak up when needed with relevant ideas, questions or concerns without being shut down in a gratuitous way.
Psychological safety is present when colleagues trust and respect each other and feel able, even obligated, to be candid. Those are the words of Amy Edmondson, my guest on this edition of The Digital HR Leaders Podcast. Amy is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, Author of "The Fearless Organisation - creating psychological safety in the workplace in learning, innovation and growth."
In our conversation, Amy and I discuss:
This episode is a must listen for anyone interested in the role that culture, leadership and trust play in driving innovation and growth. So that is business leaders, Chief HR Officers, Chief Learning Officers and anyone in a People Analytics, HR Business Partner or Talent Acquisition role.
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