Diversity Value Questions

  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?
  2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?
  3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?
  4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?
  5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!
  6. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?
  7. What comes first - friends and family or work?

How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?
If communication is synchronous, if someone is in a different timezone or even has to do some childcare stuff, he/she will not feel included due to having to miss that meeting. Async communication ensures that we are all able to discuss and be part of that communication.

How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?
We have to make sure we document as much as possible so that everyone can access our docs and information asynchronously.
Having videos, posts, or even docs, helps with this.

What can you say about politics and religion at work?
We try to avoid discussing politics or religion because it can lead to a minority feeling left out. It doesn’t mean we can’t discuss it, but always be respectful with each other’s opinions.

How do we build a safe community and workplace?
Never make jokes or remarks of characteristics of other team members. Of course, no abuse, harassment, discrimination or bullying of any kind is tolerated. We can refuse to deal with people who don’t treat us right.

How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!
Instead of using masculine of feminine for referring to everyone, we can say Hi everybody! / Hi Team!. Apologize for mistakes in referring to people, although don’t dwell on it.

What do we mean by “see something, say something”?
It’s important that we hold each other accountable for what we might have said / done that could harm someone else. Let’s help everyone make the work environment inclusive and safe.

What comes first - friends and family or work?
Friends and family. The long lasting relationships that help our mental health come before work.

  1. faster results
  2. tracking results
  3. not much, sensitive topic
  4. by creating a nice culture
  5. teach other languages
  6. observe and discuss
  7. it depends, is it a priority?
  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?
    Async communication is beneficial because it makes everyone feel included in the discussion and decision-making process. Moralis is a global company with team members located in various time zones.

  2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?
    It helps when we document as much as possible so that everyone has asynchronous access to our documents. Documentation and accessibility are achieved by using tools such as Notion and Gitlab.

  3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?
    Avoid discussing politics or religion because it may make a minority feel excluded. It doesn’t preclude us from discussing it, but we must always be respectful of each other’s viewpoints.

  4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?
    Never make jokes or remarks about other team members’ characteristics. Abuse, harassment, discrimination, or bullying of any kind is not tolerated, and we have the right to refuse to deal with people who treat us unfairly.

  5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!
    By using inclusive words in our sentences. Instead of using “he/she” we can change it to Hi everybody or Hi guys. And when you make the mistake of not using an inclusive word, you can apologize and move on from it immediately.

  6. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?
    It is critical that we hold each other responsible for anything we may have said or done that may have caused harm to someone else. Let us all work together to make the workplace more inclusive.

  7. What comes first - friends and family or work?
    Friends and family come first.

  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?
    Assync communication is the key things we do at Moralis to ensure everybody is included in every discussion.
  2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?
    To ensure everyone feels part of the process recorded videos, meeting notes, technical documentation can be easily accessed in Notion and Gitlab.
  3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?
    One of the unique elements to an all-remote culture is the ability to visit a person’s home while collaborating. If the tenor of the meeting allows, feel welcome to invite your family members or pets to drop by and greet your colleagues.
  4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?
    Making jokes or unfriendly remarks about the characteristics of the people who make up Moralis and how they identify is not aloud. Everyone has the right to feel safe when working for Moralis and/or as a part of the Moralis community.
  5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!
    Use inclusive language. For example, prefer “Hi everybody” or “Hi people” to “Hi guys”, and “they” instead of “he/she”.
  6. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?
    As a globally-dispersed company, we have team members from many different backgrounds and cultures. That means it is important for each of us to use great judgment in being respectful and inclusive of our teammates.
  7. What comes first - friends and family or work?
    Long-lasting relationships are the rocks of life and come before work.
  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?

not all people have to be in a meeting; since mostly are working remote and different timezone, async communication helps everyone to participate at their own time; that allows everyone feels included in any topic or discussion, respecting their geographic, time zone and independence.

  1. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?

faintest pencil is better than sharpest memory: document in any format, text, or videos so everyone can be part of the discussion, forum, release; use proper tools like gitlab or notion for technical details.

  1. What can you say about politics and religion at work?

we respect as others, use best judgment, be aware of potential sensitivities to some hot topics; someone may have a different opinion. conversation of politics and religion can happen during breaks or hallway talks but use best judgement to avoid harsh feelings.

  1. How do we build a safe community and workplace?

not make jokes or unfriendly remarks.
do not tolerate abuse, harassment, exclusion or discrimination. we al have the choice to avoid someone who treat us badly. to the contrary, recognize a bad behavior or bad joke or unconscious bias and give apologies.

  1. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!

use generic pronouns to be inclusive: they/everyone/ all ; apologize if you use the wrong words; extend your vocabulary if you want to be inclusive.

  1. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?

hold each other accountable, and you see someone be disrespectful to others; mention it. I would expect someone saying that to me if I didn’t realize i did something wrong that offended someone.

  1. What comes first - friends and family or work?

long lasting relationships are the pilars of ourselves. keep us in good emotional shape so we can do work

  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?

Since we all work from all over the world and have different time zones, async communication can help everyone feel included in the projects that we work together on. It can also benefit us by not constantly distracting us from work with direct messages and notifications. If a video meeting takes place out of necessity, it should be recorded and put in the video library.

  1. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?

Documentation helps people be up to date and feel like they can always check the work process by having recorded and well-documented meetings and technical documentation available in Notion and Gitlab.

  1. What can you say about politics and religion at work?

Those two topics are obviously things people don’t usually talk about for fun because they can be very controversial and divisive. At Moralis, they’re avoided in public forums because it is easy to make people with unpopular opinions feel left out.

However, they can be discussed in social contexts like coffee chats and real-life meetups, but always with respect and using our best judgment.

  1. How do we build a safe community and workplace?

Since everyone at Moralis should feel safe within the community and also in Moralis as a workplace, abuse is 100% not tolerated. We also shouldn’t make jokes or unfriendly remarks about the people who make up the community and how they identify. One can always refuse to deal with people who have treated one badly before.

  1. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!

At Moralis, inclusive language is used by, for example, greeting others by saying “Hi everybody” or “Hi people” instead of saying “Hi guys”, and using “they” instead of “he/she”.

If we make a mistake or someone points out we have offended them in a way, it is a good idea to just acknowledge it, apologize, learn from it and move on.

  1. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?

It means that we should know the importance of holding each other accountable and let others know if they have somehow offended us, so they can form a mutual understanding of perspectives and even cultures that might be different from that with which we are familiar.

  1. What comes first - friends and family or work?

Long-lasting relationships come before work :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?

  • Everyone feels included in the process of discussion and decision making
  • Works for everyone across time zones
  • If meeting are necessary, they are recorded, to be more inclusive

2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?

  • We document as much as possible
  • recorded videos, meeting notes, technical documentation
  • This information is available to everyone across the teams and has full context to include all

3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?

  • avoid discussing politics and religion in public forums, as its easy to alienate someone with a minority opinion
  • Be aware of potential sensitivities, exercise your best judgment
  • These topics can be discussed in a social context such as coffee chats and real-life meetups

4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?

  • Do not make jokes/unfriendly remarks of the characteristics of team members
  • We do not tolerate abuse, harassment, exclusion, discrimination, retaliation
  • You can always refuse to deal with people that treat you badly, and get out of uncomfortable situations.

5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!

  • prefer ‘Hi everybody’ over ‘Hi guys’
  • prefer ‘they’ over ‘he/she’
  • If you make a mistake, acknowledge it, apologise gracefully and move on

6. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?

  • we may sometimes not fully realize we have said or done something to offend someone
  • teammates should hold each other accountable and let them know if they have done something so they can learn and get additional perspective.

7. What comes first - friends and family or work?

  • Long-lasting relationships first, work second
1 Like

1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?

“This ensures that everyone feels included in the process of discussions and decision making.”

2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?

because the company is fully remote, organizational knowledge should be fully documented and be available to all at any time.it can reduce the communication process.

3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?

both of them are topics that can create problems in people’s communications and they are generally conflict makers. we can have better topics to discuss.

4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?

“Never make jokes or remarks about other team members’ characteristics. Abuse, harassment, discrimination, or bullying of any kind is not tolerated, and we have the right to refuse to deal with people who treat us unfairly.”

5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!

instead of using verbs or nouns which they are sexual specific, we must use global ones.
Hi guys

6. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?

“That means it is important for each of us to use great judgment in being respectful and inclusive of our teammates.”
7. What comes first - friends and family or work?
long-lasting ones

1 Like
  1. Async communication provides an easily accessible information database that everyone can utilize regardless of their background, this ensures no one is left out.

  2. Documentation leaves a digital footprint for others to access, someone might feel left out if they were not able to attend a meeting and there aren’t any notes for them to read.

  3. In a professional setting typically politics and religion are not the topic of discussion, however in some instances they may be brought up, remember to be very considerate, open-minded and actively contribute to a judgement-free zone.

  4. We build a safe community and workplace by standing up for and contributing to the values they are founded upon. See something, say something, hold people accountable for their actions and always be present for others in their time of need.

  5. Instead of “Hey Guys” say “Hey everyone”. Use generally encompassing terms such as they/them instead of specific he/she.

  6. If you observe something that goes against the values established at Moralis, you should speak up about it and take necessary action.

  7. Friends and family will always be first.

1 Like
  1. It helps us work simultaneously without the need to be in the same timezone or place at a given time. With different background and cultures, Moralis would thrive best with this mode of operation.
  2. Documentation allows for all to participant and contribute no matter the medium.
  3. To be respectful to others it is best to keep these topics out of work to preserve a stress free environment.
  4. By never joking about other’s identity and most importantly tolerating it. Let’s care for each other as much as possible, we are a team.
  5. Educate ourselves! Strive to use inclusive language and don’t beat yourself if you make a mistake, just acknowledge it, apologize, and improve every day. Some examples are: mental Illness, users, or senior.
  6. Going back to caring for others and providing negative feedback aimed to improve others. If you see something, you have the opportunity to make a positive change.
  7. F&F - without those strong relationships, where will we derive our energy from?
1 Like
  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?

This ensures that everyone feels included in the process of discussions and decision making.

  1. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?

To ensure everyone feels part of the process recorded videos, meeting notes, technical documentation can be easily accessed in Notion and Gitlab.

  1. What can you say about politics and religion at work?

Generally avoid discussing politics or religion in public forums because it is easy to alienate people that have a minority opinion.

  1. How do we build a safe community and workplace?

Do not make jokes or unfriendly remarks about the characteristics of the people who make up Moralis and how they identify. We do not tolerate abuse, harassment, exclusion, discrimination, or retaliation by/of any community members, including our team members.

  1. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!

Use inclusive language. For example, prefer “Hi everybody” or “Hi people” to “Hi guys”, and “they” instead of “he/she”.

  1. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?

It is important that our teammates hold each other accountable and let them know if they have unintentionally or intentionally done something so they can learn and gain additional understanding of perspectives different from our own.

  1. What comes first - friends and family or work?

Family and Friends First - Work Second.

1 Like

Diversity of Values at MORALIS
Communicating asynchronously at work improves diversity and inclusion. Anyone is able to give ideas and valuable insights which results in more diverse inputs in finding the best solutions.

Documentation helps with diversity and inclusion. To ensure everyone feels part of the process recorded videos, and technical documentation can be easily accessed in Notion and Gitlab. We have to always ensure we document as much as possible.

It’s best not to discuss Politics and religion at work.

Building a safe community and workplace. Everyone has the right to feel safe when working for Moralis and/or as a part of the Moralis community.

Working with inclusive language. Learn how to adjust to language usage. Use inclusive language. For example, prefer “Hi everybody” or “Hi people” to “Hi guys”, and “they” instead of “he/she”.

Meaning by “see something, say something”. If the intention is good and clear when communicating reduce confusion/miscommunication. That means it is important for each of us to use great judgment in being respectful and inclusive of our teammates. Pay attention and listen closely.

Family and Friends First - Work Second. Long-lasting relationships are the rocks of life and come before work. :fire:

1 Like
  1. Async communication helps with diversity and inclusion by having isolated work topics through gitlab to ensure compartmentalization of discussions so therefor they are easy to follow, it doesn’t get lost over time, and it is open to anyone who is interested in seeing the latest status or progress of a specific project.
  2. documentation helps with diversity and inclusion by ensuring everyone feels part of the process.
  3. It is best to avoid religion and politics in public forums out of respect to those with minority opinion.
  4. We build a safe community and workplace by avoiding disrespectful and offensive remarks about a person and we also do not tolerate these kinds of action.
  5. We work with inclusive language by not using gender specific pronouns. When we accidentally exclude then we acknowledge it, apologize gracefully and move on. An example is when greeting the group, instead of calling the group “guys” we used “everyone”.
  6. We call out anyone who unintentionally or intentionally offerended/disrespected another so they can learn and gain additional understanding of perspectives.
  7. Family and friends come first, and then work comes second.
1 Like
  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?
    We have team members across many timezones. Async communication facilitates this effectively.

  2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?
    Helps ensure everybody has a chance to be part of the process, by having living documents rather than synchronous discussions.

  3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?
    Generally avoid discussing politics and religion, or discuss using discretion, so as not to alienate people with minority opinions or sensitivity.

  4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?
    By not making jokes at the expense of others, or engaging in abuse, harrassment, exclusion, discrimination or retaliation.

  5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!

  • Using “Hi everybody” over “Hi guys”, using gender-neutral words
  • avoiding terms that contribute to stigma and terms that allude to physical or sensory disability.
  • avoiding idioms that don’t translate well
  • “different gender” over “opposite gender”, being more inclusive to people wherever they are on the spectrum
  • using person-first vs. identity-first language
  1. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?
    Hold each other accountable to the handbook by letting people know if they’ve done something so they can learn and gain understanding of perspectives different from their own.

  2. What comes first - friends and family or work?
    Friends and family come first - they are the rocks of life.

1 Like

1 and 2.Communicating async and documenting as much as possible, makes everyone feel included in the decision making process, regardless of the time zone in which you are.
3. We try to avoid discussing about these 2 topics, as it might be offensive for the minorities. Self-awareness if very important when it comes to personal choices.
4. It’s very important to respect your colleagues, not make inappropriate jokes or remarks and in general, don’t accept harassment, discrimination, exclusion etc. These things need to be raised and not accepted.
5. It’s important to be thoughtful when you communicate with other people and use expressions such as: hey guys, hello everyone etc
6. If you’ve noticed something “off”, raise it to that person. We need to hold each other accountable.
7. Family and friends first.

1 Like
  1. Because Moralis is a global company with team members in a lot of different time zones, having the communication async helps with this, such that the employees are not forced to work during odd hours. This in turn helps with the people’s happiness.

  2. If you have all the important information recorded and put into thorough documentation, then everybody can access it at any given time. This helps with inclusion in the sense that somebody which is on a totally different time zone does not need to wait for somebody else to get an answer, but he can just read the documentation and try to find out the answer himself.

  3. Discussing about politics and religion should be allowed, although an employee should use his best judgement about the situation in which this is appropriate to talk about. For example, it is not appropriate to discuss these topics online on forums, and better discuss them face to face. Practice awareness in these kind of situations.

  4. A safe community and workplace is built by not tolerating behaviour which excludes certain subsets of people (ex: abuse, harassment, exclusion, discrimination, etc.). Also unfriendliness and bad jokes are not allowed, such that a place is created in which people are comfortable being themselves.

  5. It is preferable to use inclusive language and this is achieved by being aware of the people which are present in the conversation, and making adjustments according to their needs. If mistakes are made, then an apology should be made, and an effort to correct the behaviour in the future. For example, don’t use “Hey guys” but instead use “Hey people”.

  6. “See something, say something” means that in case a team member notices that somebody else made an inappropriate remark (intentionally or unintentionally), then that team member should speak up and let the person know what the did, such that he can improve next time. This is because there are a lot of people from totally different cultures as part of Moralis.

  7. Very nice video, simple, but impactful. Friends, family, IMPORTANT things should come first. Work is not everything and we have a limited time to live, so better fill it with the things which are most IMPORTANT for you, and the things that will bring you most joy in your life.

1 Like
  1. It helps by not needing to have all stakeholders in one place at the same time (physically or virtually). Thats why we usually record and upload meetings and use tools where it doesn’t matter if you are online or not in order to get the correct information.
  2. We document as much as possible either through recording meetings or taking notes to ensure everyone feels part of the process.
  3. Always be aware of potential sensitivities, exercise your best judgment. We avoid talking politics or religion in public places but of course discussions happen in gatherings for coffee or lunch. Just be respectful.
  4. Do not make jokes or unfriendly remarks about the characteristics of the people who make up Moralis and how they identify.
    Everyone has the right to feel safe when working for Moralis and/or as a part of the Moralis community.
  5. We use inclusive language and make sure to make small adjustments if there’s some people having problem with it. I.e. we prefer “Hi everybody” or “Hi people” to “Hi guys”, and “they” instead of “he/she”.
  6. As we have team members from many different backgrounds and cultures, it is important for each of us to use great judgment in being respectful and inclusive of our teammates. So we keep each other accountable.
  7. Family and Friends comes first.
1 Like
  1. How does async communication help with diversity and inclusion?
    It enables anyone to communicate regardless of their timezone or location

  2. How does documentation help with diversity and inclusion?
    It makes everyone able to access whatever was discussed anytime allowing them to take part in it

  3. What can you say about politics and religion at work?
    It is generally avoided as one has to consider that such topics can easily alienate people with minority opinions

  4. How do we build a safe community and workplace?
    By not tolerating abuse, harassment, exclusion, discrimination or retaliation by/of any community members. Everyone has the right to feel safe at work

  5. How do we work with inclusive language? Give some examples!
    We prefer to be inclusive on our expressions and if making a mistake that can bother someone, apologize and move on but trying to avoid that problem again in the future

  6. What do we mean by “see something, say something”?
    It means that if we see that a teammate has done something wrong, even unintentionally, let them know so they can learn and gain additional understanding of perspectives different from our own

  7. What comes first - friends and family or work?
    Family and friends, those are the rocks of life

1 Like