Fearless Organizations Demand Psychological Safety

Published August 14, 2020


CultureLeading Organizations

To succeed in an uncertain, fast-moving world, organizations must be fearless to be agile – which means they must build a psychologically safe environment i­­­­­­­n which people can learn and grow. Dr. Amy Edmondson explains why psychological safety matters more than ever and how to build it. With so much riding on innovation, creativity and engagement, it is essential to attract, cultivate and retain talented employees – but even more important to ensure that they are able to speak up to fully contribute to the enterprise. Walk away with an understanding of why engagement, candor and high standards are required in today’s knowledge economy, identifying the link between psychological safety and high performance and how leaders can create psychological safety.

About the Speaker(s)
Amy Edmondson is speaking at The Global Leadership Summit 2020.

Amy Edmondson

Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management

Harvard Business School

Amy Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011. She is the author of four books, including Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy, exploring why teamwork is so important in today’s organizations—and why it is so challenging. Her most recent release: The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about finding success in today’s modern economy.

Years at GLS 2020