December 19, 2022
We had our first ever in-person workshop in partnership with Open Space UX at Planet Labs’s beautiful Berlin office on the 26th of October 2022, and we could not be happier and more inspired.
At our joint workshop with the awesome UX professionals and workshop pros at OSUX, we were looking forward to meeting some of you, our community, and to learn from you and collaborate on our upcoming employer-rating platform for the underrepresented and marginalised people in the workforce.
The event started off with introductions from OSUX’s Michelle Proksell along with our very own co-founder Anca Muntean. After they introduced the context of our collaboration that led to our first co-creation workshop on Yourequal’s upcoming employer-rating platform, we split the group into 3 teams to discuss distinct themes in our employer review question flow:
1. Personal Development
2. Company Culture
3. Working Environment
The teams were given a set of questions that belonged to their assigned topic and were asked to discuss the validity or specificity of the question and if it should be rephrased, as well as to set an order for the way the questions should be presented to the user of the platform.
Some of the questions we spoke about were for instance:
- As an employee, are you able to easily access or get information on diversity, inclusion and equity policy, program or initiatives?
- Overall, how supported do you feel in your career and self-development at [company_name]?
- Does [company_name] offer employees a space where they can retreat to privacy if needed for example to rest, breastfeed, or pray?
Our participants delivered!
We had so much to discuss and so many great ideas from everyone sharing their perspectives, knowledge and experiences with us that we had to constantly adjust our workshop flow to accommodate the intense collaboration and exchange. At the end of the workshop discussions, each team volunteered a person to present a snippet of what they discussed and their conclusions which was then met with follow-up questions or comments from the rest of the group.
We then rounded up the evening with pizzas and more networking and chit chats before everyone headed off home. The evening turned out to be more than we ever expected from our first ever event and we are truly grateful to everyone that participated.
And while the team will now take in all your feedback and notes and improve our review flow for the platform, keep following us on our socials here and here to get notified about the next event.
💜 We are still fundraising so we can continue to run workshops and events with our community. If you would like to see more events like this one, please donate.