CEO Sundar Pichai believes that it is the actions of employees to leak internal information to the media that contribute to reducing honesty in the company.
At a year-end meeting, Google employees expressed concern that the company’s internal culture was becoming increasingly “bureaucratic”, detached from reality, and lost its integrity. This Google CEO frankly gave his opinion.
Pichai emphasized that “trust and affection must come from both sides”, implicitly implying that the actions of employees leaking internal information to the media are part of the reason for the loss of trust and decrease in honesty in the company. company.
In his response, the CEO also acknowledged the challenges of communicating with the global workforce during the pandemic.
“It is clear that we are communicating on a massive scale – with more than 150,000 people and especially due to the pandemic, all done remotely,” said the Google CEO.
Google, like most companies, is grappling with how to stay connected with employees, who have largely been forced to work remotely since March 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic. sick. Google has a goal for employees to return to the office in the new year, but it seems that this plan will have to be delayed due to the impact of the Covid Omicron variant.
The CEO also added that over the past two years, the company has been trying to improve communication with employees by organizing small-scale forums.
Despite the “insinuating” responses, Pichai also said this was a good response: “I’m glad you asked the question. I always encourage all employees to speak up for what they think. Let’s all strive to do better.”
Google’s internal cultural upheaval has been a hot topic for years, as the company was once known for having one of Silicon Valley’s most desirable work environments. But the “sublimation” mentality suddenly changed and trust gradually weakened after the employees learned that the company leaders had ignored the sexual harassment allegations and silently made agreements with the Government. government.
Google management then suppressed internal discussions and fired some employees who were critical and dissatisfied with the company’s policies. Employees told CNBC in 2019 that the company was becoming such a different version that it was “unrecognizable.”
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