> "Where Damore had argued that Google's diversity policies went too far, Altheide argued that Google was doing too little to promote workplace diversity."
> "I respectfully ask that everyone stop engaging on this thread," Ramaswamy wrote. "Google is not a debate club or a philosophy class. We are a workplace and we have an obligation to make sure our discussions remain respectful."
I thought the general concessions was that on social networks, people are more likely to treat each other as jerks than when face to face.
If your company has a social network, would you engage with it? If you run a company, would you make your social network more than just an auxiliary function for management?
It seems like a good way to engage employees and organize discussion and collaboration but how good probably depends on the company and its culture.
I work (low-tier FC drone) at Amazon, and they have an internal Twitter clone that I stumbled across while browsing the internal wiki one day. Nothing very interesting happens on it.. mostly managers and developers posting, but it seems to serve some need that isn't being met by email.
But things don't change without people like Cory Altheide.
(If you want to debate philosophy, I volunteer to take the position that freewill is an illusion, and that if it were possible to know everything about the past it would be possible to know everything about the future.)
If google ceases to hire the best to focus on hiring the diverse, things will change in Google due to people like Cory Altheide.
Hiring the best means hiring diverse.
Lots of comments why are employees not focusing on actual work versus all of the politics.
One was from someone who indicated he has no idea who the guy in one cube over voted for and the way it should be at work.
All of this Google stuff of late with Damore and this one just stresses why that is how it should be today in the US.
Work is for work.
But they also get meals and maybe a more chill atmosphere? I sometimes wonder if there are relations between these cultural styles