Chapter 13. Managing the Risk of Learning: Psychological Safety in Work Teams

  1. Michael A. West1,
  2. Dean Tjosvold2 and
  3. Ken G. Smith3
  1. Amy C. Edmondson

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696712.ch13

International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working

International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working

How to Cite

Edmondson, A. C. (2003) Managing the Risk of Learning: Psychological Safety in Work Teams, in International Handbook of Organizational Teamwork and Cooperative Working (eds M. A. West, D. Tjosvold and K. G. Smith), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696712.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Organizational Psychology and Director of Research, Aston Business School, UK

  2. 2

    Chair Professor of Management, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

  3. 3

    Dean';s Chaired Professor of Business Strategy, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471485391

Online ISBN: 9780470696712

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Keywords:

  • organizational work teams;
  • learning;
  • behaviors;
  • organizational culture;
  • psychological safety

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychological Safety: A Cognitive Group—Level Construct

  • The Collective Learning Process in Teams

  • Learning Goals

  • The Role of Team Leaders in Psychological Safety, Learning Process, and Goals

  • Implications for Theory and Practice

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References