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Making It Safe to Go SAFe

One of the most important roles of a leader in an organization adopting SAFe is to create a safe space for people to learn and adjust to an entirely new way of working. Social science refers to this as “psychological safety.” Psychological safety occurs when leaders create the environment for interpersonal risk-taking to support the change without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status, or career. When teams and managers are confident that the organization “has their back” while they are working through the change curve, they often respond by going above and beyond to help make the change successful.

In this session, we will explore the concept of psychological safety, the role it plays in a SAFe implementation, and provide practical techniques for how leaders can make it “safe” to “go SAFe.”

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe psychological safety and the role it plays in successful organizational change such as implementing SAFe.
  2. Recognize common behavior patterns that might indicate members of the organization feel a lack of psychological safety.
  3. Explore techniques leaders can use to create a safe environment that enables organization members to learn the new way of working using SAFe.

Location: Date: October 2, 2019 Time: 11:15 am - 11:55 am Dr. Steve Mayner