Letter to my future bosses

  • signalling clearly to their whole organisation that misogyny and racism are unacceptable
  • being challenged by me when the things that they say or do, in public or private, are the wrong side of the line — and committing to working on themselves to address it
  • calling out misogynist and racist language and behaviour in their teams — in real time, consistently, so that others feel increasingly comfortable calling it out too. I will be the first to challenge leadership on this — so you’ll need to have my back.
  • taking grievances very seriously. That means CONSEQUENCES. Not promotion. Not simply moving them to another role, for them to crush another poor soul. I want to see a difference in behaviour, or I want to see their departure. Growing and nurturing a culture of inclusion and psychological safety in your organisation may well mean a visit to a tribunal or two by aggrieved bullies. Don’t shirk that responsibility.




Leader — digital/product/service design/research/strategy — and mother

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Google Sheets — How to Create a Pivot Table

Thank You & Work Insights: Week 50

Why our company values are core to my business

Frigid Offices Might Be Killing Women’s Productivity

Digital Service Units Maturity Model: Facilitating Learning Across and Within Teams

Book Review: The Tech Resume Inside-Out

Five Ways to Change Your Career

Skills-Based Volunteering Shifted My Perspectives On Work

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Audree Fletcher

Audree Fletcher

Leader — digital/product/service design/research/strategy — and mother

More from Medium

Things I wish I would’ve known before being an in-house service designer

Who Should Lead Design Thinking in HR?

Strategy is delivery. What I learned about designing digital services last year.

Weeknotes 1 — Sharon, Gwyneth and Bernd