Measuring Psychological safety

Professor Amy Edmondson has in her book “The Fearless Organisation” a part about how to measure Psychological Safety. I have used her questions in five different organisations as part of my Psychological Safety workshops as surveys. You will find them in the exercise section later in this book. When a team performs the survey, it […]

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Loosing innovation due to unsafety

Loss of innovation is probably the biggest business impact of Psychological UNsafety, but hard to measure. In her book, Professor Amy Edmondson gives us an example from Nokia on how they failed despite a superior product, and you will see that Psychological UNsafety was behind the scenes of the fall. Examples like this are to […]

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Cargo cult Psychological safety

Cargo cults[1] are religious practices that have appeared in traditional tribal societies in the wake of interaction with technologically advanced cultures. In the Pacific Ocean after World War Two, tribes on desert islands focused on obtaining the material wealth (the ”cargo”) of the advanced culture by imitating the actions they believed caused the appearance of […]

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