Psychological Safety at Work

Amy Edmondson, Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, first introduced the construct of team psychological safety and identified three ways that individuals can foster stronger team safety:

  • Framework as a learning problem, not an execution problem
  • Acknowledge your own fallibility
  • Model curiosity and ask lots of questions

By promoting these and other behaviors, managers and team members can help create team environments where everyone can contribute and thrive.