Fearless Organization Scan (FOS) Certification

A Way to Measure Team Effectiveness

Harvard Business School Professor, Amy C. Edmondson, PhD, discovered psychological safety when researching hospital teams in the 1990s. She found it was the number one factor that differentiated high performing teams. Since then, her ongoing research and that of other social scientists around the world has shown that psychological safety is the most critical underlying factor in determining the success of any team. Furthermore, research at Harvard University demonstrates that teams and organizations with higher levels of psychological safety perform better on almost any metric or KPI in comparison to teams and organizations that have low psychological safety.

Birth of the FOS

In 2019 Amy joined forces with Infocaster CEO Sander Hoeken to make it easy to measure psychological safety in teams. This collaboration resulted in the Fearless Organization Scan (FOS) which houses Amy’s 7 question scale called the Psychological Safety Index (PSI). The report generated gives the team’s overall PSI against a benchmark of teams across the world. It also shows team members’ perceptions of psychological safety across 4 dimensions: open conversation, willingness to help, diversity and inclusion, and attitude to risk and failure.

Become a Fearless Practitioner

Holonix is a premiere Fearless Organization Scan (FOS) global partner. The FOS provides a quick and reliable way to measure team performance. It gives results at the individual, team and across whole systems. This course will teach you how to administer, interpret and use the scan with teams to to help them reach high performance. You will also learn how to use it to map psychological safety across systems resulting in a heat map along with an organizational dashboard that allows you to monitor psychological safety over time and calculate return on investment.

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As a Holonix trained practitioner, you join a community of dedicated people trying to make the world a bit safer to help overcome some of the planet’s biggest challenges. We offer ongoing practitioner events including webinars and practitioner support one to one and in our the popular free Fearless Fridays webinar with Drs. Stanley and Ralston.

We invite you to join our growing community!

Learning Journey

Certification programs are led by Drs. Stanley and Ralston who are knowledge experts in psychological safety and using the FOS in organizations. Class sizes are small – between 5 and 20 participants. You will receive 20+ hours of experiential learning, free scans to use with a pilot team, entry into Holonix Learning Management System, and ongoing access to the Holonix FOS instrument portal, PowerPoint slides, concepts manuals, videos, and brochures to use with clients!

This virtual experiential course includes five, three hour modules.
Module 1: Building the Foundation: Basic concepts
Module 2: The Fearless Organization Scan (FOS): Psychometrics & 4 Dimensions
Module 3: Using the FOS with Teams: Ethics and intervention best practices
Between Modules 3 & 4: Attend optional supervision sessions. Use the FOS with your pilot team.
Module 4: Next Steps: Evaluating and advancing your practice.
Self-Paced Online Module: Advanced Teaming – Group dynamics and structures

Holonix provides in-house certification programs on request.

For more information, email us at info@holonixleadership.com

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