Today, Google discharged another set of policies of community guidelines that ban political discourses inside the organization and reminds Googlers that they are in charge of their words and will be considered responsible for them. The strategy change has all the earmarks of being an endeavor to stay away from the controversies that have jumped up among representatives, however, it could be viewed as an approach to control worker objection over Google’s policies.
As you may recall, two or three years back an anti-diversity screed enraged Googlers when it contended that Google should drop endeavors to incorporate various cultures and sexual orientations. All the more as of late, Google has confronted contention over its notice that representatives who challenge the organization at Pride must do as such in their own ability, and it’s been accused of a reprisal culture. “Don’t assume you have the full story,” the guidelines caution employees.
The guidelines include “key things to remember”:
- Be responsible. What you say and do matters. You’re responsible for your words and actions and you’ll be held accountable for them.
- Be helpful. Your voice is your contribution — make it productive.
- Be thoughtful. Your statements can be attributed to Google regardless of your intent, and you should be thoughtful about making statements that could cause others to make incorrect assumptio
The guidelines instruct Googlers to “avoid controversies that are disruptive to the workplace” and that make fellow employees feel like they don’t belong. “While sharing information and ideas with colleagues helps build community, disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news story does not,” the guidelines read. As a final note, the guidelines point out that, due to local laws, Googlers may discuss pay, hours, other work terms or conditions and violation of laws.
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