How do you reduce fear and improve performance?
I'm interested to hear diverse views and opinions on this racy subject; everyone wants to know how you get to operate a company where there is an absence of fear. What do you think?
The concept of psychological safety (Harvard Business School professor Amy Edmondson pioneered this topic) plays an important role here. In this post I write about the topic: https://corporate-rebels.com/psychological-safety-79185/
- Removing “trust-destroying and demeaning practices” while establishing a “default trust culture”.
- Make it safe to speak up.
- And, make it safe to fail.
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