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Some Black Women Prefer To Work From Home To Escape Racism And We Don't Blame Them

Working from home provides a certain freedom and flexibility that office life will never match, and Black women are taking advantage of that. Whether that freedom looks like working in your pajamas, taking extra breaks, binging Netflix shows during meetings, indulging in midday workouts, or for some Black women, escaping workplace racism, working from home brings various senses of comfort that some aren’t willing to give up easily now. Insider published a story detailing how Black women feel about working from home and how it gives them “more agency over their lives.” While the pandemic forced many companies across the nation to adopt work from home models, it also forced them to question their workplace culture, even while their teams weren’t congregating in person. In June 2020, an Essence Magazine study reported that 45 percent of Black women said they often experienced racism while at work. Slack backed that in its recent Future Forum survey which found that more Black employees...

Michelai Graham

Jul 17, 2021

Spotify's 'Work From Anywhere' Could Be The Blueprint For How Employers View The Future of Work

Spotify is changing the way their employees work from home. With stay-at-home orders and quarantine still in place for coming up on a year, the streaming giant held a media roundtable to discuss how they’re implementing new strategies for their Spotifiers (current employees). Work From Anywhere is a distributed-first mentality that will give employees the opportunity to elect whether they’d prefer to work mostly at home or in the office — called their Work Mode — along with their geographic location. Employees will be allowed to choose between an Office Mix or Home Mix every 12 months. “As part of our ongoing Dynamic Workplace effort, Spotify is reevaluating its office spaces across the globe for increased sustainability, flexibility, and wellbeing to ensure that all of our employees, regardless of ability, situation or how often they come into the office, can do so comfortably and efficiently,” the company shared with AfroTech.”Work From Anywhere will benefit workplace culture and...

Shanique Yates

Feb 12, 2021