“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 […]

Organizational Culture: Identifying and Addressing Toxic Managers

Organizational Culture: Identifying and Addressing Toxic Managers

It may only be August, but with Halloween decorations already showing up in stores it will not be long before we are [hopefully] attending holiday parties and watching our favorite holiday movies with the family.  In my house, there is an annual tradition after Thanksgiving to watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. This classic comedy contains […]

How Your Behavior Can Effect Organizational Culture and May Impact Your Company’s Strategic Objectives

How Your Behavior Can Effect Organizational Culture and May Impact Your Company’s Strategic Objectives

Have you put much thought into how you conduct yourself while on the job? Your actions will have a direct impact on your fellow employees, which in turn can affect the organizational culture. For example, if you treat everyone around you with courtesy and respect, you’re contributing to a healthier, happier work environment. On the […]

What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?

What Contributes to a Civil & Respectful Workplace? Why is Doing all you can to Achieve Civility Important?

In the past several years we have seen a number of important societal changes that have increased awareness of offensiveness and incivility in the workplace. From the #MeToo movement’s focus on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace to increased attention on marginalized race and ethnic groups via horrifying interactions between minorities and the police, […]

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