Social Class And Rankism At Work

Classism reaches all types of organizations, with corporate settings exhibiting issues such as rankism (a form of elitism) – which includes mistreatment based on rank that can lead to lower levels of job satisfaction. The article also shares more resources, such as books to read, a movie to watch, and quotes about classism.

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Journal Prompts

  • Take a look at the checklist for organizations in this article and consider your own company’s policies, rules, and expectations. Do any of them reinforce class privilege?
  • After you have explored your own perspectives on the checklist, consider hosting a meeting or giving the checklist information to an Employee Resource Group at your place of employment. Allow space for roundtable discussions among staff members about what issues may exist from this checklist and how these can be addressed.
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