The Fearless Organization

By Amy C. Edmondson,

Book cover of The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth

Book description

Conquer the most essential adaptation to the knowledge economy

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 success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, and spark, it is…

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3 authors picked The Fearless Organization as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

In organisations, culture can drive or protect people against burnout, and I love Amy’s work because she addresses a wide range of organisational issues through the topic of psychological safety.

I find the ideas and concrete strategies described in this book can flex to almost any type of business and she provides just enough science to convince the more academically minded whilst remaining practical and realistic.

From Karen's list on helping you banish burnout forever.

If you travel in my circles, you can’t go far without bumping into discussion about the need for psychological safety in today’s work environment. We have Amy Edmondson’s research to thank for that, and boy, are we grateful.

The Fearless Organization reveals workplace research in an accessible and relatable way, highlighting the importance of fostering safety as the precursor to learning, applying creativity, and driving business results. Filled with evidence and practical guidance, consider this book your how-to tutorial on laying a healthy cultural foundation where teams can thrive. 

Amy Edmondson pioneered research on the topic of psychological safety. In this groundbreaking book, she explains why the most effective teams create a climate where people are comfortable speaking up to discuss questions, concerns, dissenting views, and mistakes. Edmondson combines rigorous empirical studies with rich case studies in a wide variety of contexts from the hospital operating room to the halls of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  

From Michael's list on decision making.

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