Together with MIT business school professor Tom Kochan, former chair of the MIT faculty and many-decades expert in organized labor, we wrote this piece in Harvard Business Review…
If you respond to worker organizing in a combative or dismissive way, you might be putting your company at risk: tarnishing your brand for consumers, poisoning productive workplace relationships, and deterring future talent from joining. If a union does eventually form at your company, you’ll have thrown away an opportunity to build a collaborative relationship. You’ll start from a place of dysfunction. Such problems can burden your company for decades.
You can read the rest here: https://hbr.org/2023/01/how-businesses-should-and-shouldnt-respond-to-union-organizing
Business leaders need to take responsibility for how we respond to unionization was originally published in Also by Roy Bahat on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.