For employees who have been taken advantage of by a person in authority, Accountability JEDI is a platform that anonymously curates grassroots experiences into metrics by which to hold colleagues and companies accountable for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).
We are at a pivotal point in society where the environment around us is changing and so must the systems we operate in, adapt to provide resilience. Key to that adaptation and resilience is support of the people within that system. Those people come from diverse backgrounds and offer variable perspectives that, when included and considered equitably, can not only serve justice, but strengthen our resilience as the human species. It is in our collective experience and different ways of knowing that we gain wisdom to change how we operate.
At present, there are very few mechanisms to hold people accountable for a more Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive (JEDI) culture. Current mechanisms rely on policy, which is extremely difficult to enforce. In the current work environment, employees report abuse of power to the institution in which they work. The institution, however, is not incentivized to do anything unless there is a legal liability. The burden to prove the injustice then falls on the victim. This burden can exacerbate the harm caused to that person and may ultimately result in acquiescence.
In particular, people in positions of authority are often supported by the institution that has access to more resources to help them navigate the legal system than the employee. This perpetuates abuse and inequity that is unjust and immoral.
What if we lived in a world where people were held accountable to their peers for their actions and inaction to address unjust behavior?
What if companies could hold managers and supervisors accountable for not only meeting company milestones, but for the culture they create?
What if employees could feel empowered to report abuse and be informed about who they work for based on a transparent system?
What do we need from **YOU**?
Accountability JEDI is a startup in its initial stages. We don’t have all the answers. We are looking for a team that can find the answers to make this vision a reality. Let us know if you see a role for yourself based on your skills and expertise.