HBR article from Connie Hadley, HRPI Fellow

Make It Safe for Employees to Speak Up — Especially in Risky Times, by Constance Noonan Hadley, Mark Mortensen, and Amy C. Edmondson. “In turbulent times like these, it’s natural for people to hold back and avoid taking risks at work. This can mean a reluctance to report mistakes, ask questions, offer new ideas, or challenge a plan. People, whether they’re aware of it or not, try to protect their reputations and jobs. Unfortunately, the same behaviors that feel risky to individual employees are precisely what their companies need in order to thrive in this uncertain economic climate. To solve this dilemma, we encourage leaders to adopt a “winning formula” for achieving a more psychologically safe workplace and the benefits it provides.”

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