Foster Psychological Safety

Recognize Silencing Mechanisms

Course time 16 min
Recognize Silencing Mechanisms - CrossKnowledge Skill Paths

To take full advantage of your team’s ideas and input, you need to recognize what might cause people not to speak up; understanding these mechanisms is the key to combating them.

This course shows what is often in play and invites you to reflect on the situation within your own organization and how it can be improved.

Expected outcomes

What keeps people from speaking up?

How can this help you better understand your team?

Identification of silencing mechanisms and reflection on counteracting them

Developed by

Amy C. Edmondson - psychological safety - CrossKnowledge Faculty


Harvard Business School
  • Foster Psychological Safety

Available languages

  • English
  • French
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Dutch
  • Turkish

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