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by Amy C. Edmondson Ph.D.

Psychological safety – an environment in which people believe that they can speak up candidly with ideas, questions, concerns, and even mistakes – is vital to leveraging the benefits of diversity, because it can help make inclusion a reality.  In brief, psychological safety is about enabling candor. Inclusion is necessary for mutual learning – and mutual learning is necessary to progress in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world.  Extensive academic literature on psychological safety has demonstrated its powerful association with learning and performance in teams and organizations.

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