~ July 16, 2020  ~
Special Issue: Worker Voice

The Covid-19 pandemic has made the importance of essential workers clearer than ever. As part of a new series by Aspen BSP that focuses on the Next Move for business to #buildbackbetter, this week we spotlight one of the fundamental challenges facing business during this pandemic -- how to transform statements about the importance of workers into concrete action.
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program

The Atlantic: Annie Lowrey

Most Americans agree that workers "deserve a formal voice in setting workplace health and safety rules." What will it take for them to get it?
Duke's Fuqua School of Business

Employee input is instrumental to an organization's culture and bottom line: How can leaders encourage workers to speak up? (also see The Main Reasons Employees Don't Speak Their Mind at Work)
The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program

How can companies ensure that worker voices are no longer discounted or drowned out, but seen as valuable inputs? Join Aspen's Business & Society Program July 21, 2020 @ 2:00 PM ET as we bring business and labor leaders together to discuss this and other critical issues around worker voice, with:

Jim Keane, President & CEO, Steelcase
Carmen Rojas, President & CEO, Marguerite Casey Foundation
Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor at Fortune Magazine, Moderator

Progressive Grocer: Gina Acosta

When it comes to building sustainable worker health, well-being and opportunities, what (exactly) is a company to do?
Newsweek: Michael Clyne

How can workers play a positive role in new policies that address the problems of Covid-19, inequality and the broader economy?
MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research: Thomas A. Kochan

What do workers want, and how can giving it to them make companies and the economy "more inclusive, resilient, safe, productive, and equitable in the future"?
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