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Work Culture

This aspect does not concern research results or artefacts but the researchers’ personal position as agents in an organizational culture. Gender equality, team compositions, and assumptions about gender and other social categories have to be reflected.

Questions relating to Impulses

  • Is our project team diverse? Diversity may mean people’s age, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation – but also social roles (being a parent), professional background or discipline.
  • What measures might be taken to progress team diversity?
  • How inclusive is our general company policy, e.g., in terms of family-friendliness (non-judgemental flexibility in working time and/or place) or protection from discrimination (in particular for minorities)?
  • Is there a need for gender and diversity awareness training? How about assigning the role of a “gender/diversity-minder”to a member of our team?
  • How are decisions made in the company, at the workplace and in work processes? How do power and hierarchy relations influence our cooperation?