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Companies Reconsider Anonymous Employee Q&As

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A practice many tech workers embrace as a workplace right is, at some companies, now at risk of being abandoned.

For years, companies large and small have permitted anonymous questions during all-hands meetings, as a way to encourage free-flowing dialogue around sensitive issues.

But after a year that included a divisive election, nationwide protests for racial justice, and a global pandemic, many employers are questioning the practice. Some firms are considering getting rid of anonymous questions altogether. Others are screening or editing potentially offensive ones.

From The Wall Street Journal
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