NY Times Author Anne-Marie Slaughter Talks Workplace with IA

IA took to Twitter to discuss work, cultural values, and corporate culture with the thought leader challenging the American workplace and its support of caregivers.
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If you haven’t read A Toxic Work World, written by Anne-Marie Slaughter and published by the New York Times, you’ve probably read one of many responses to her position in the Washington Post, Refinery 29, Salon.com, or The Atlantic. In her article, Slaughter argues that part of the challenge facing the American workplace is an increasing competitiveness that is edging out not only traditional caregivers—namely women—but anyone who isn’t “healthy, and wealthy enough not to have to care for family members.” Her argument, which she develops further in her new book Unfinished Business, spans cultural values around gender equity, politics, and global economics.

IA asked Slaughter a few questions of our own; about ways we, as designers of the workplace, can help create a supportive and successful environment.


Read more of Slaughter’s thoughts on the workplace in The Atlantic.