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New research project on psychological safety and resilience

Norges Bank Investment Management has entered into a research collaboration with Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) to explore the significance of psychological safety and resilience among investment employees.

8 June 2023

In 2021, Norges Bank Investment Management launched an internal "Human Performance Program" with Anders Meland, who holds a doctoral degree in sports psychology. The purpose was to enhance psychological safety and resilience within the organization.

Now, we seek knowledge on how we can further develop this work. The aim of the new research project is to understand the mechanisms behind psychological safety and resilience among employees and how sports psychology can contribute to strengthening the fund's performance culture. 

"This is a groundbreaking research collaboration that we are very proud to be a part of. We believe it can have a significant impact on our performance capability and how we work as an organization," says Nicolai Tangen, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management.

The project will be conducted in collaboration with leading experts in the field, including Professor Martin Carlsson-Wall, Director of the Center for Sports and Business at SSE, and Professor Amy Edmondson from Harvard Business School, author of the book "The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth."

"We are thrilled to have world leading experts like Martin Carlsson-Wall and Amy Edmondson on board. Their expertise will contribute to strengthening the understanding of psychological safety and resilience."

The research project has a duration of two years.

Press contact:

Line Aaltvedt
Head of Media
Tel: +47 948 54 656

For enquiries to SSE:

Martin Carlsson-Wall
Professor and Director of the Center for Sports and Business at SSE
Tel: +46 73-044 09 00