Workplace activism is becoming a defining feature of the workplace for many businesses, particularly in the tech sector, as employees can become activists within their workplaces very quickly.

Whether it’s macro or micro, it is important to remember that workplace activism is not a new concept. But it has been amplified in recent times by social movements, such as Black Lives Matter and MeToo, climate change, and the circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As workers increasingly seek to challenge their employers’ views which might prioritise profit over people and the planet, we have seen activism within the workplace impact individuals, as well as organisations, across the tech sector.

In this post, we look at some recent examples of workplace activism. Many employers are, or will be, considering how they respond to, manage, and pre-empt activism within their workplaces in the near future. If you’d like to hear more about this topic, you can visit our dedicated web page.