The boss of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kick, thinks about the resignation — at least when he fails with his mission.
If you have reported about the video games industry, there has been a topic: Activision and the great scandal for weeks. The CEO Bobby Kick is in the focus of the day after recent revelations of the Wall Street Journal. Receivables for his resignation were loud from all directions. Now he thinks about it — if he should fail at his goal.
Whats going on with Bobby Kick? The current CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kick, has been struggling with serious allegations in the last few days:
So he should know about a rape in the company, which have been concealed.
Another reproach is that he has threatened an assignation in 2006 with death.
He is said to have written the Scandal Email by Fran Townsend, which many found many were outrageous.
Kick got criticism from all sides: The revelations caused a large protest wave. First, there was a strike at Blizzard, closely followed by a company-internal petition that wanted to move Bobby Kick to resign — more than 1,700 employees found themselves who supported this requirement. Players and long-standing fans also opened a petition that also found great appeal.
Many other people Kick have given the confidence. Some shareholders were underneath, but also people like Phil Spencer (virtually the Xbox boss ) and Jim Ryan of Sony showed troubled and say the resignation of Kicks as necessary.
Kick allegedly admits in the internal conversation opportunity to retreat
What Kick said now? According to the latest reports of Wall Street Journal, Kick did not offer his withdrawal in a conversation with other leaders from Blizzard in a conversation with other leaders from Blizzard, but he sees him as an option if it does not succeed under his leadership Should, to be able to eliminate the problems with the misconduct. (Via WSJ.com)
For Kick, this should be the strategically skilled solution. Thus, the demand for his resignation is at least further in the room, and he reacts to these wishes. At the same time, this gives him additionally time and thus the opportunity to prove how serious his repeated demands are to make Activision Blizzard one of the best jobs at all.
However, Kick probably does not relate to the allegations that exist against him — because they are the real reason of numerous cancellation requirements.
At the same time, the management rates at Activision seem to want to call a workplace excellence committee, which wants to monitor and evaluate the implementation of the necessary steps and its speed. This should guarantee that the corporate culture is rapidly changing to the better.
What do you think of the matter? Should Kicking clear and resign the field? Or should he try quietly to improve the company?