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  • The Fearless Organization

  • Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth
  • By: Amy C. Edmondson
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Jill Araya
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)

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The Fearless Organization 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 essential to attract and retain quality talent - but what good does this talent do if no one is able to speak their mind? The traditional culture of "fitting in" and "going along" spells doom in the knowledge economy. Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, and critical thought, and the interpersonal climate must not suppress, silence, ridicule, or intimidate. 

Not every idea is good, and yes, there are stupid questions, and yes, dissent can slow things down, but talking through these things is an essential part of the creative process. People must be allowed to voice half-finished thoughts, ask questions from left field, and brainstorm out loud; it creates a culture in which a minor flub or momentary lapse is no big deal and where actual mistakes are owned and corrected, and where the next left-field idea could be the next big thing.   

This audiobook explores this culture of psychological safety and provides a blueprint for bringing it to life. The road is sometimes bumpy, but succinct and informative scenario-based explanations provide a clear path forward to constant learning and healthy innovation.

©2019 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2019 Gildan Media, LLC

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doesn't go through much of the how, very high level, not much to work through on practical application.

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Important advice for anyone

East to listen to and full of evidence for the central theme that speaking up because you feel safe enough to do so is crucial in any modern sustainable business.

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Could be shorter

This isn't a long book, but I feel the first 6 chapters could have been covered in 3, without losing any value; otherwise, it was easy to listen to and concepts easy to follow and understand. The final chapter being a FAQ wasn't a bad idea and I can see how it could be used to overcome objections or to promote personal and group engagement and responsibility for creating psychological safety within the workplace.

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Absolute must for anyone working with teams

This book is an absolute must for anyone working with / in/ for teams or managing teams.

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Delving Doppler into Psychological Safety

An excellent overview of the past 20 years research, case studies, examples and models for getting better at Psychological Safety.

An absolutely must read/listen if you are a leader or aspiring leader in the workplace.

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Insightful

I am excited to bring the learnings for this book into the field in my HSEQ role. Excited

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