Gitte has been an agile coach at leading companies like Spotify, LEGO, and IBM for more than a decade and has had her own company since 2013. Her current adventure is being "Engineering Manager and Coach" at Mentimeter.
Her main focus in the last years has been communication and implementing psychological safety as well as responsibility and accountability. It is essential for Gitte to be authentic, to cut to the chase, and help people become themselves, so they can succeed at work and outside.
She also spends time being a speaker, mentor, and trainer and has so far keynoted on three continents - often about the things that we forget to talk about.
Gitte describes herself as “curious, hippie, friend, hugger, geek and learner”
The future requires safety
"Psychological safety is being able to show and employ one's self without fear of negative consequences of self-image, status or career" (Kahn).
In Project Aristotle, Google researchers looked into what makes a team effective and discovered that the main factor was feeling psychologically safe. Creating this workspace helps grow effectiveness, innovation, and learning.
The organization of the future has to be a learning organization as well as flexible and innovative and it is not easy to find and retain people. The leaders of our organizations need to create environments that provide safety so we can build all of this.
Come learn more about psychological safety and the leadership of the future.