Slack Guidelines and Code of Conduct

Impact WorkTech Slack Guidelines

This policy is a “living” document and is subject to refinement and expansion in the future. If you think something should be added to this document, please tell an admin or email community@1worktech.com.

The Impact WorkTech Slack was created for Work Tech industry professionals to support each other, network, share knowledge, and socialize. The Impact WorkTech Slack is a safe place for everyone, regardless of gender, sexuality, disability, race, age, religion, body size, age, etc. 

A growing and international team of volunteers moderates this Slack. We come from various backgrounds and donate our time to help make our community feel welcoming to all.

When you are on this Slack, you agree and understand that:

We have zero tolerance for abuse, harassment, discrimination, or toxicity, whether in this Slack or otherwise

We respect people’s boundaries and identities

We do not use language that can be considered oppressive (systemically or otherwise), such as sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, classist, etc. – This includes (but is not limited to) various slurs

We are treating this Slack as a professional community space where a large number of industry members can read your messages

Keep the topics in Slack channels relevant to their names. If a channel uses threads, keep replies to a particular topic in its thread.

Your name and photo is true to your identity. This means you can use the name you are using in professional settings: For example, if you’re transitioning and are using a different name, that’s fine! But you shouldn’t use your online nickname – We do not want people hiding behind anonymous usernames as this is a professional setting (If you need an exception to this – Please contact the admins or email community@1worktech.com)

Admins may occasionally ask you to stop doing something (e.g. stop selling or pitching or moving on from a subject or a thread), please acknowledge this and respect it – Admins will often talk to each other before stepping into a conversation, and we try to do it only when necessary.

Regarding Sales and Solicitation:

This is a business community of tech and service providers, and as such we encourage collaboration and “solutioning.” We believe that everyone in the market should have a voice in the conversation about it. However, overt sales or solicitation is not allowed. Please respect and manage the nuance of doing business versus pitching your business. 

We encourage members to create topic-specific private or public channels where conversations can be held with less chance of invoking sales or solicitation.

We condemn:

Stalking, doxxing, or publishing private information

Threats or actively harming, harassing, or discriminating against people

Using language or memes that are explicitly linked to extremist groups wishing harm upon any people

Retaliation against someone who may have complained about you to admins

Anything that compromises people’s safety 

We encourage:

Asking questions

Posting about jobs in the proper channels

Posting about events that are coming up

Helping out other members

Sharing knowledge

Assuming positive intent from others

Inviting other friendly people from the Work Tech Industry to join

This code of conduct applies to anyone in this Slack, regardless of seniority or how long they have been in the industry.

Anyone who breaks these rules may be removed without notice, with zero tolerance. Second to this, we can remove anyone, for any reason. 

How do you report concerns?

If you have concerns about one of your peers in this Slack, please reach out to any of the Slack admins, you can find who the admins are by typing !admin on any place where Slackbot is present (Slackbot works in a conversation with yourself). You can also email community@1worktech.com

Any report made to us will be taken seriously. Here’s the process that we follow:

We will investigate it immediately

The findings, along with your complaint, will then be posted in a private channel with all admins present, where we will discuss what we believe is an appropriate response

When admins have found consensus, we may then take action. This can be reaching out to the person to warn them that their behavior isn’t welcome here, offering some feedback, or removing them from this Slack. 

We will always respect the privacy of all people included; this means that we might not be able to let you know what the result of your report was, but do know that it has been taken seriously and was discussed with several people present.

These Guidelines have been inspired by the UKGI Slack Code of Conduct