Google No Longer Wants A Political Debate
Google no Longer wants a Political Debate during Working Hours. Google no longer wants political fights on its internal mailing lists.
The company published new communication rules for its employees on Friday.
“Don’t scold people or attack people personally,” the guidelines state.
“Sharing information and concepts with colleagues helps build a community,
but huge arguments about politics don’t.
Avoid discussions that disrupt the workplace.”
Employees who break the rules first receive a warning.
It is followed, for example, by steps to deny the employee access to forums or mailing lists.
Internal politics Google under stress
For a long time, Google was known as an employer that stimulated political discussions.
In the past year, however, the company regularly received discontent,
because employees with different political backgrounds claimed that the company punished them for their ideas.
For example, conservative Kevin Cernekee complained early this month,
that Google would have fired him because of his Republican political preference.
And last year, many Google employees protested against the company’s policy on sexual abuse.
The leaders of that protest say that Google subsequently frustrated them in their careers.
The internal discussion also broke out about plans of the search engine to apply censorship in China.
There was also internal dissatisfaction with a contract that Google had with the US military.