Employee Activism

Some companies have gotten tired of employee activism. Coinbase has just told its employees to shut up or ship out, and 60 employees have taken the severance package offered and left the company.

That’s an aggressive counter to the public complaints from employees at some high-profile tech companies. They have been criticizing projects and customers and even staging (virtual) walkouts.

IT employees are looking at the way their colleagues at Amazon and Facebook are making their voices heard. Do you have a policy for what your employees can and cannot say? Do you allow political discussions on the #random channel on Slack? You need a policy.

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