The Importance of Psychological Safety

It’s vital for making mistakes and learning from them.

It’s not a new idea.

Hard to give. Easy to take away.

Children have a lot. It’s usually drummed out of them at school.

Adults don’t have much. People who do are seen as “brave”, “courageous”, “bold”.

It’s infectious. People who work with those with a lot of psychological safety, begin to feel safer.

  1. Managing the risk of learning: Psychological safety in work teams – Amy C. Edmondson Associate Professor, Harvard Business School
  2. Psychological Safety: The History, Renaissance, and Future of an Interpersonal Construct
  3. High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It – Hbr.org

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