It is no secret that work culture within Activision Blizzard is extremely toxic, and even its CEO , Bobby Kick , was directly involved in cases of harassment and discrimination. Now that the company fell into the hands of Microsoft , the signature of Redmond will have a lot of work to be done to improve the situation, and the employees of Activision have faith that things will eventually have a positive result.
According to a new report by Bloomberg , workers within Activision Blizzard trust that, after being purchased by Microsoft , the work environment will be much better for every1. But on the other hand, there are also concerns about possible dismissals, although in general, they have faith in which Microsoft can improve salaries, offer greater benefits for employees and especially, workers are heard.
On the side of Blizzard, Mike Ibarra, Leader of Blizzard Entertainment, promised that they are already working so that employees can recover their faith in the company. IBARRA spoke about some of the things that he will be implementing in the future, including:
Evaluation of Administration and Leadership to promote a safe and inclusive work environment
Establish multiple full-time positions and teams dedicated to improving labor culture, including human resources leaders, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion
Expand the Blizzard research teams to define a set of clear rules and make those responsible for those who deserve
Ensure that employees have a reliable and safe way to send their feedback at the time of evaluating the managers and leaders of the company
With all these changes and modifications, things definitely paint well for the people of Activision Blizzard , but we will have to wait until the transaction between both companies is concrete so that we really start seeing all these changes.
Editor’s note: Certainly that correct the work environment within Activision Blizzard is one of the priorities for Microsoft, and as soon as the transaction becomes official, they will surely put down the work in this matter. Hopefully the situation of Activision Blizzard does improve, and that your employees can feel in a safe workspace.