How the Social Justice Movement Is Showing Up in the Workplace

The momentum of social justice movements has seen conversations with friends on racism, sexism, homophobia and other societal issues pour over into conversations with colleagues, complete strangers and family alike.

These topics have become more prevalent in the workplace, and organizations have to think differently about their approach to speaking on these issues. The content of what they say impacts how the organization is seen internally and externally because corporate America influences and shapes our culture and public perceptions around these issues. With great power comes responsibility, and the public now expects corporations to use their power for the greater good.

While some will argue that it isn’t the place of businesses to do such things, the fact remains that those expectations exist. If not met, the silence can seriously impact the organization’s ability to recruit, retain and manage top talent.

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