My company is in very early stages of starting Diversity & Inclusion initiatives. Our CEO is very risk-averse and carries a lot of fears about liabilities to the company. We have a few identity-based Slack channels, he interprets those channels as low-level ERGs, and was alarmed by a lack of heavy process to mitigate risks from (worst-case-scenario) potential conversations in those channels.
While I think the chance for his fears coming to fruition is quite low, I am interested in how others are handling difficult conversations/problematic comments raised in Slack and similar channels. We (HR) don’t want to over-monitor Slack channels or not give employees a safe space to speak their mind. We also want to keep senior leadership happy with our level of “conservative action” in order to prevent any possibility of a “shut it all down!” situation.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!