Activision Blizzard: Reaction to allegations Crucial for takeover
Activision Blizzard has reported more than three dozen employees since July 2021, and almost 40 more disciplinary concerned to counteract the allegations of sexual harassment and unethical working conditions, as the Wall Street Journal reports.
The layoffs are based on nearly 700 reports of employees on misconduct within the company as well as on official investigations of the workplace culture of Activision Blizzard by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
Activision spokeswoman Elaine Alaska confirmed the layoffs already last Monday:
37 people have left the company and 44 were disciplined as part of the company’s investigation.
Alaska played the number of 700 messages and claimed:
In addition to comments of employees, the reports also include statements in social media, and the issues raised ranged from harmless concerns in the workplace to a few potentially serious allegations to which the company has written.
CEO Bobby Kick wanted to address that in December, but then decided against this information:
This information could make the company’s workplace problems appear greater than they are already known.
This report will be published on the announcement of Microsoft, ACTIVISION Blizzard to take over 70 billion euros. What did Reminders have forced the developer to buy despite these enormous problems? Xbox CEO Phil Spencer gives the answer to this:
We see the progress that you do, and that was pretty basic for our decision to continue here.
In addition to the dismissals, Activision Blizzard also has a change in management and a dramatic salary reduction for CEO Kick, which remains the biggest issue. Although Microsoft had previously sentenced Kick’s dealing with the accusations of Activision Blizzard, Kick will remain in office throughout the takeover.
Bobby Kick will continue to act as CEO of Activision Blizzard, and he and his team will continue to focus on strengthening the corporate culture and accelerate business growth.
Of course, Microsoft can not make any decisions about the future of Kick yet. However, it is expected that one of the worst stimulus characters of the game industry after the sale is exchanged from the company.