One of the attributes of high-performing teams is that team members have a shared belief that they can openly share what’s on their mind, in a spirit of transparency, trust, and continuous improvement. Psychological safety is a term for the presence of this form of interpersonal risk-taking, in any group or team context. Amy Edmondson, Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School, began studying team behaviors in the late 1990s and has written and spoken extensively about psychological safety ever since. The importance of psychological safety is also evident based on extensive analysis of cross-cutting team data, such as that collected via the annual Puppet State of DevOps Report and Google’s Project Oxygen and Project Aristotle.
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Authored by Philip Rogers
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