Politics and the Personal Have Invaded Google. A Cautionary Tale.
Google wants you to bring your whole self to work. That sounds good, in theory, but they are learning that sometimes it’s best to bring your work-self to work and leave your home-self home. The Wall Street Journal reports:
“Activists at Google” helped organize a rally critical of President Donald Trump’s policies. “Militia at Google” members discussed their desire to overturn a prohibition on guns in the office. “Conservatives at Google” allege discrimination against right-leaning job candidates. “Sex Positive at Google” group members are concerned that explicit content is being unfairly removed from Google Drive file-sharing software.”
“Googlers For Animals” invited the PETA president, only to be undercut by members of the “Black Googler Network.”
Question: Just what does Google do these days? It sounds more like a conglomeration of social groups that occasionally does something with the internet. That’s not really a good position to be in.
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