Google Culture War Escalates as Era of Transparency Wanes
Executives say they’re enforcing policies that have always existed. Restive workers see a culture in ‘total collapse.’
This was an interesting story that covered the history and current (internal) affairs at Google.
Lessons to look at when it comes to starting a company, and continuing to grow it while keeping a lot of the culture and transparency that helped it succeed.
“Google’s permissive workplace culture became the prime example of Silicon Valley’s brand of employment. But transparency is hardly universal. Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. demand that workers operate in rigid silos to keep the details of sensitive projects from leaking to competitors. Engineers building a phone’s camera may have no idea what the people building its operating system are doing, and vice versa. Similar restrictions are common at government contractors and other companies working with clients who demand discretion.”Posted on 2019-12-14T21:21:13+0000