April marks National Stress Awareness Month, a time to increase public awareness about the causes of stress and promote ways to help people manage it. Workplace communication can be a source of stress. For many workers in the public sector, Slack is an essential communication tool, as remote working has become a dominant feature of our working lives.
Today is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is break the bias. So, we asked a few of the women working in technology at Made Tech to share insights about equality and working in the industry, including how they’d change the tech industry for the better. Here’s what they said…
We want to foster a diverse, happy and well-supported team. Last September, we asked everyone in Made Tech to complete a diversity and inclusion survey. It was a chance to see how well we’re actually doing in achieving that goal. I want to share results from the survey, and the steps we’re taking next – including things to address as top priority.
This month, we celebrate Black history, and to mark Black History Month at Made Tech, we’ve decided to put together a few team interviews to get a better insight to what Black history and culture means to our team members.
Our Lead Designer Mark Wright explores three benefits of prioritising accessibility and resources for further learning.
As March marks Women’s History Month, we ask our team members how we can make tech a more inclusive space for women.
As part of our team’s International Women’s Day celebration, members from our leadership team have shared some of the ways they #ChooseToChallenge gender bias and inequality to create a better culture for people at Made Tech and the wider community.
To celebrate Black History Month, we asked 3 Black Engineers on our team, Renny, Derek and Charlene, about the advice they have for Black people working in tech.
Agile working environments often include open plan offices, close-knit teams and lots of impromptu discussions. Encouraging collaboration both between developers and with other business people is a great way to aid producing valuable software.
Just over a year ago, I wrote about the lack of diversity at Made Tech and how it was something we needed to work on as a business. We’d recognised our ‘ignorance’ had led to inactivity in identifying problem areas, but once we’d accepted our failures, we had to stop being passive bystanders and actually take active steps to address them.