Monday, November 22, 2021
Internal Report on Culture and Processes at TIME'S UP
TIME'S UP just published Phase 1 of its report prepared by an independent consultant making "recommendations, tools, and plans that examine its structure, processes and culture.” The publication provides critical insights into the trajectory of the organization, a few of which are excerpted here:
- "In its urgency to pursue a very noble vision, TIME’S UP’s mission and operational model was largely undefined for some time. It grew rapidly, often chasing the short-term, important issues of the day versus tracking activities back to the larger or longer-term strategic vision. In so doing, the organization would be experienced by some of its employees and many stakeholders as distracted or unfocused."
- "While the fallout of the pandemic can in no way be blamed for TIME’S UP’s current state of crisis, it is still important to acknowledge that it did have some effect on the overall functioning of the organization during the past two years and may have exacerbated existing structural/internal issues."
- "[I]nterviewees identified “conflicts of interest,” to use their words, that now seem readily apparent in certain professional and personal relationships (previous and/or existing) maintained by the board chair, the CEO, and other board members."
- "TIME’S UP has been negatively impacted by a perception of Democratic partisanship. Some questioned the organization’s capacity to hold all accused of wrongdoing to the same standards of accountability as well its ability to provide a consistent space for all accusers to come forward."
The full report is available here. TIME'S UP's mission is to "create a society free of gender-based discrimination in the workplace and beyond. We want every person — across race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender identity, and income level — to be safe on the job and have equal opportunity for economic success and security."