Nov 11, 2017

The "rapid changes" to workplace culture after Weinstein

There's been a clear shift in the workplace after the Harvey Weinstein allegations, "prompting companies to scrutinize how employees work with one another, in one of the most rapid changes in corporate behavior in generations," per Wall Street Journal front page:

Why it matters: "The speed and sweep of the consequences this time around show how shifting social values, given a catalyst, can abruptly force change in the social-media era — a phenomenon also seen in rapid policy shifts toward same-sex marriage."

"At a growing number of companies that haven't had public allegations of sexual harassment, including Dell Inc. ... and Facebook Inc., some employees have attended training sessions meant to detect biases that can lead to harassment."

"House Speaker Paul Ryan last week called upon members of Congress to provide sexual-harassment training for" staffers and members.

P.S. L.A. Times front page: "Louis C.K.'s candid admission .... that he engaged in sexual misconduct with multiple women has seemingly brought the curtain down on his acclaimed career and his extensive associations with several top networks."

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