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Leave ego at the door for a psychologically safe workplace

Psychological safety is critical for high performance, optimal teamwork and wellbeing. Amy Edmondson, a pioneer in this field, defines psychological safety as a climate where people feel safe to be themselves, express themselves, and take the interpersonal risks of learning. This means it is safe to learn, ask questions, present fresh ideas, and be open to new ways of doing things. Research shows the significant benefits of psychological safety to high performing teamwork and workplace success.