You may have noticed that Shortcut has been a little quiet with our communication lately.
That’s because I’ve been doing a lot of thinking for the last couple of weeks about everything going on in the world and what we can do to make Shortcut a better place to work, a place that is working to be actively anti-racist and a better corporate citizen.
I’ve had a lot of time to listen and to talk to many of our employees about how they’re feeling. I’ve told them that I didn’t want to make an empty performative statement about this topic. Another “insert our brand name here” message with white letters on a black background didn’t feel like enough. I wanted to come to the table with actions that we’ll be taking immediately to begin the process of doing a better job, to make sure we’re taking long term action and not simply reacting to the moment.
Here are the things we’re doing immediately to begin changing Shortcut for the better:
It’s important to note that this is just the start of the process. Our next action items include creating a policy for additional paid employee activism days beyond Juneteenth and re-imagining our Diversity & Inclusion Committee to be more action-oriented and targeted with their efforts. I expect us to continue to make strides here and to get better at what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.
Thank you for being a customer of Shortcut. We’ll keep striving to continue making Shortcut into a place that I hope our employees will all look back on in the future and be proud to have worked at, and that our customers can always be proud to use.