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Psychological Safety

Bank regulators are asking whether employees feel free to issue challenges when faced with questionable management instructions or peer conduct.

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Research Finds Auditors Punished for Adverse Opinions

by Starling Insights


May 08, 2023

A recent study by researchers at the University of Kansas and Colorado State University found that audit partners who issue adverse opinions are more likely to be removed from continuing engagements, which can result in unfavorable changes to their client portfolios, lower fees, and less prestigious assignments.

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Psychological Safety at Work: with Amy Edmondson

by Amy Edmondson


Dec 07, 2022

In this installment of our video series we speak with Amy Edmondson of Harvard University describes her research into Psychological Safety. Psychological Safety is the belief that you will not be punished or humiliated for speaking up. This is important because when knowledge workers are not comfortable speaking out then the organization can not access that knowledge.