15.06.2023 | 4 min read

Amy Edmondson unpacks the importance of psychological safety

The world’s leading expert on psychological safety shares insights on Episode 7 of the Working on Wellbeing podcast.

Providing the right environment for people to thrive is fundamental to wellbeing. After all, if we don’t feel comfortable – in our place of work, for example – it can be difficult to make tough decisions or call out bad behaviour that would otherwise have an adverse effect on the way we feel.

The concept of psychological safety is the belief that you can speak up with new ideas, ask questions, and relay concerns or point out mistakes. Amy Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School and quite possibly the world’s leading expert on psychological safety.

In Episode 7 of the World Wellbeing Movements Working on Wellbeing podcast, she speaks to Sarah Cunningham about the key elements required for creating a psychologically safe environment, tackles some of the biggest threats to true psychological safety, and takes a closer look at what a responsible leader really looks like.

Watch the full episode on YouTube or listen wherever you get your podcasts.

Episodes of Working on Wellbeing will release fortnightly on all channels.