Last week, a group of Apple employees launched the #AppleToo campaign. The campaign is an effort to fight against patterns of discrimination, racism, and sexism within the company and management’s failure to address them. They’re doing this by sharing current and past employees’ experiences of inequity, intimidation, and abuse with the hopes to call for accountability and push for Apple to address the complaints. Learn more about how the campaign came to be and what the response has been since launch.
“I don’t believe in Black Lives Matter. If anything I think they are the true racists trying to stir up things to make this country going to socialism or even communism potentially.” This was said in a leaked email by a Silicon Valley investor and board member at VF Corporation. The comment was a response to a message from an office manager indicating that the company planned to mark the Juneteenth holiday in 2020. Learn the details about the email leak and how the company handled the situation.
Following an investigation into the toxic work culture of a 10-minute delivery startup, Sifted put a call out to its readers asking them to share stories of toxic work environments. A staggering 78% of respondents said they had quit a job because it was a toxic work environment. Reports flooded in of blame culture, no work-life balance, social pressure, humiliation, toxic positivity, discrimination, and harassment. Hear firsthand accounts from real employees on their experiences in toxic workplaces.
It’s no secret that toxic work culture and communication are everywhere and can snowball out of control if companies don’t lay the foundations to stop destructive communication. Failing to act results in legal settlements, bad press, decreased productivity, and loss of business. Additionally, toxic workplaces can triple employees’ risk of depression. The rise of the digital era and remote work make these risks even more complex. But companies can be proactive in remedying them. Learn more about these risks and a few key steps companies can take to reduce toxic work culture and communication and lay the foundations for a positive and productive workplace that people want to be a part of.