The pandemic has helped to highlight the value of life, and also given people the opportunity to reflect on what is important to them. The increased awareness of mental health and wellbeing is building stronger boundaries in people, and teams, and as a result people are honouring themselves and not letting companies take advantage of them. Your employees’ basic right is to feel safe when they go to work. Google’s findings show that psychological safety is the most important factor for your company’s culture. Feeling safe and true to themselves will enable employees to share ideas more comfortably, be their authentic self, and grow their strengths and talents. Companies need to stop believing ‘culture is the fluffy stuff’, they need to start taking action, and use the BrewDog saga as an opportunity to reset and review their company environment, including their values, beliefs, and attitude towards their employees and how they are treated. Companies should take this opportunity to be the leaders their teams deserve to have.
An open letter, to BrewDog. pic.twitter.com/xEd3B83qot— Punks With Purpose (@PunksWPurpose) June 9, 2021
Since the Punks with Purpose open letter, co-founder and CEO, James Watt has come forward with an official response to say he was “sorry” and that he will “listen, learn and act”. Adding, “From our commitment to sustainability to our passion for beer, BrewDog has always been defined by taking responsibility and continually improving. This is no exception,” he said.
Good morning everyone.We would like to share the following statement made by James this morning on the EFP forum, which we sincerely hope to be genuine, and not further spin and PR. pic.twitter.com/S9G682Vxf5 — Punks With Purpose (@PunksWPurpose) June 17, 2021
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