I hope you are all well. I would like to challenge something, hope you will not mind. [states issue, outlines how they intend to resolve the issue on a personal level] ...and would like to ask you to do the same.
I always feel these forms should be confidential and anonymous and I don't want to share my personal data or receive data from other people.
All the best to you all.
I received this email in response to one I was included in the sender list. It lightened my soul.
Having a voice and effectiveness to use it are very different.
In this instance it was a diversity survey for a small close team of creatives. The funding body required the survey be carried out.
It was sent as a list of questions via email and a few had begun responding using reply all.
All vital company diversity data. Applications for work and large scale projects frequently ask candidates to complete an equal opportunities form. I was a little uncomfortable not because I’m not ashamed of who I am but it’s private and personal. My response was not in a reply all.
I was reassured by this response and thought it was the way to challenge a circumstance and nudge everyone to submit the info if the discomfort had prevented action until now.
Thank you. I love the way this was assertively approached. A lesson learnt.
Seemed a tangental blog post but one I wanted to share.