It’s Easier To Be Brave When You’re Not Alone – Improv, Psychological Safety & Speak Up Culture

Apr 3, 2022

In this episode, Tom and Ronnie use a quote from Amy Poehler to explore psychological safety and speak up culture.


Tom Fox

Ronnie Feldmen


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About This Episode

In this episode of Creativity and Compliance, Tom and Ronnie use a quote from Amy Poehler as a jumping off point.

  • Improv is about creating psychological safety…an environment of trust and support so performers can take risk. E&C should think about their roles the same way so that employees feel safe to speak up.
  • The most important job or an ethics & compliance officer is influence…getting others to carry the messages forward on your behalf
  • The importance of Increasing the frequency of speak up communications.
  • Entertainment is helpful in increase the frequency of messages and getting others to carry these important messages forward.
  • Improv is a great teaching tool for leaders – communication, listening, approachability.

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