Psychological Safety , Trust , and Learning in Organizations : A Group-level Lens

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  title={Psychological Safety , Trust , and Learning in Organizations : A Group-level Lens},
  author={Amy C. Edmondson},
  year={2003}
}
This paper discusses psychological safety and distinguishes it from the related construct of interpersonal trust. Trust is the expectation that others' future actions will be favorable to one's interests; psychological safety refers to a climate in which people are comfortable being (and expressing) themselves. Although both constructs involve a willingness to be vulnerable to others' actions, they are conceptually and theoretically distinct. In particular, psychological safety is centrally… CONTINUE READING
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