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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 Analysis

  • Is our project team diverse? Diversity may mean people’s age, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation – but also social roles (being a parent), professional or disciplinary background.
  • What measures might be taken to progress team diversity?
  • How are decisions made in our company, at the workplace and in work processes?
  • How do power and hierarchy relations influence our cooperation?
  • How is our work process organised?
  • Whose voice is louder and whose voice is never heard?
  • 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 do we ensure gender and diversity sensitive language and conduct e.g., avoid ableist language or derogatory terms for gays? Do we have a code of conduct for the project?
  • What development approaches do we use?