The link between psychological safety and teams

I recently re-read Amy Edmondson’s book, “The Fearless Organisation” and Ruth Wageman’s (et. al.) book “Senior Leadership Teams”. It became quite clear to me that a key lever leaders have for creating, supporting and sustaining psychological safety is how they design and lead their teams.

Books and Articles of Interest:

Catmull, E. (2014), Inside The Pixar Braintrust, Fast Company online, 03-12-2014

Edmondson, A. (1999). Psychological safety and learning behavior in work teams. Administrative Science Quarterly, 44, 350–383. (online)

Edmondson, A.C. (2014), Building A Psychological Safe Workplace, Tedx Talk

Edmondson, A. C. (2018). The fearless organization. John Wiley & Sons.

Hackman, J. R. (2002). Leading teams: Setting the stage for great performances. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Hackman, J. R., & Wageman, R. (2005). A theory of team coaching. Academy of Management Review, 30(2), 269–287.https://www.researchgate.net/publication/253963423_A_Theory_of_Team_Coaching

Nolan, T. (2019) The Game of Teams Podcast, Episode 22. “A Conversation with Amy Edmondson

Wageman, R., Hackman, J. R., & Lehman, E. (2005). Team diagnostic survey : Development of an instrument. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science

Wageman, R., Nunes, D., Burruss, J., & Hackman, R. (2008). Senior leadership teams : what it takes to make them great. Boston, Mass.: Harvard Business School Press.

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