Employee Activism Is On The Rise. Here's What This Means For Organizations.
Why It Matters
Employees are increasingly promoting social justice causes at work and during the work day. At the same time, organizations are facing a growing expectation to act as activists. As the imperative to engage with social issues through the workplace intensifies, so too does the need to start thinking about how to do so effectively.
It could be called the year of the walkout.
Last year saw a monumental rise in employee activism, with workers holding some of the world’s largest organizations—Google and Amazon among them—to account on a diverse spectrum of moral and political issues.
Some companies skipped ahead of the curve, taking active stances on ethical, policy, and social issues. In the U.S., we saw this with
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