Creating a Safe-to-Fail Environment
You’ve heard it before: Google says it, Harvard’s Professor of Leadership and Management, Amy C. Edmondson says it: psychological safety in your teams is crucial.
Great, but what does that mean exactly? How does a leader at any level in the organization, be it an executive, a team lead or a Scrum Master, create an environment where teams feel safe to speak up, to experiment, and to fail?
In this workshop, suitable for any level of experience, we’ll give you a taste of psychological safety and show you what you can do to start building a safe-to-fail environment. Through liberating structures, visualisation and movement you’ll practice activities designed to make your organization more psychologically safe. These activities are based on the three categories defined in Amy Edmondson’s book “The Fearless Organization”:
- Setting the Stage
- Inviting Participation
- Responding Productively
- You’ll have a good understanding of what psychological safety means
- You’ll know how to reframe unhelpful organizational beliefs
- You’ll have practiced asking questions that encourage people to speak up
- You’ll be aware of different types of failure and how to respond to them
Linda is a creative and caring Agile Coach and Scrum Master. She is positive minded and always curious to learn new things and skills. Passionate about puzzles, she takes this passion to her teams, where she constantly challenges them in situations where a solution seems impossible. She is great at visualization and knows how to put a smile on people’s face.
Amazed by the results that she has seen through coaching sessions in a psychologically safe environment, she is determined to spread that knowledge so others can experience its effect as well.