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HBR – Working from Home While Black

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The Harvard Business Review published an article about the particular lived experience of working from home while Black.

 

In it, its authors UV Professor of Practice Laura Morgan Roberts and ILR Assistant Professor Courtney L. McCluney outline – from their research – some of the specific challenges Black employees face in the context of remote working. For example, the authors explore the idea of code-switching:

Adjusting their speech, appearance, and behaviors to optimize the comfort of others with the hopes of receiving fair treatment, quality service, and opportunities.

They also offer practical steps employers and coworkers can take to support Black colleagues.

 

Read the full article at HBR: Working from Home While Black.

Courtney McCluney has joined the ILR School's faculty.

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