How to lead amid the rise of employee activism

There’s more to it than just acknowledging your role.

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Leadership lessons for dealing with employee activists

In a world where it seems like there’s another issue to be concerned about all the time, be it a war, climate change, or social cause, it can be challenging to prepare your leaders to effectively communicate your organization’s position. How can you be sure your leaders are representing the company in the best light with your messaging, and how can you ensure that the messaging also looks out for the interests of your employees?

At TedxHultLondon earlier this year, leadership professor and author Megan Reitz explained how leaders can learn from their employees to create a more caring, open workplace.


What is an employee activist anyway, and how does apply to the workplace?

With so much social change going on in the world, it can be tough to pin down exactly what makes an employee activist. According to Reitz, the term “activist”, is a loaded term that means different things to different people. In some parts of the world, activism is a badge of honor; in others, it can be a dangerous label to carry under authoritarian regimes.

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