“Frat Boy” Culture at Activision Leads to Lawsuit Filed by California DFEH

“Frat Boy” Culture at Activision Leads to Lawsuit Filed by California DFEH

On July 20, 2021, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (“DFEH”) filed a lawsuit against software company Activision Blizzard Inc. The lawsuit alleges that Activision Blizzard promoted a “pervasive frat boy” culture that discriminated against female employees. The lawsuit comes on the heels of a two-year investigation concerning Activision’s treatment of its female workforce.   The […]

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Alcoa and a Culture of Safety

Alcoa and a Culture of Safety

This has to be one of the truly great stories of culture building in a business. Years before taking on his role as US Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O’Neill accepted the role of CEO at aluminum producer, Alcoa. Before assuming his duties, he had three months to think about what he wanted to do […]

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The Negative Impact of Gossip in the Workplace

The Negative Impact of Gossip in the Workplace

Have you ever walked past the breakroom or water cooler while at work and noticed a small group of employees speaking in low, hushed tones? There’s a good chance that these folks might be engaging in workplace gossip. Gossip doesn’t just take place in the office – for example, traveling salespeople who rarely see other […]

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