The year that is about to end was a very busy one for Activision Blizzard, but unfortunately not because of something positive, but because scandals came to light that put the company in the eye of the hurricane receiving a lot of criticism. Like many people, Activision Blizzard is hopeful that 2022 will be a better year and has just committed to substantial changes.
The Activision Blizzard case continues to be talked about and the company recently shared a new response regarding the progress made since the most recent controversy.
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Daniel Alegre, president and chief operating officer of Activision Blizzard, was in charge of contacting the company’s employees through an internal letter (which he later made public) to discuss diversity in the company and to reaffirm his commitment to improve this representation.
In the message, the manager acknowledged that trust is earned through actions and that despite having made “a great advance on several fronts” in 2021, there is an “undeniable frustration within the organization” about the progress and response in Regarding the work environment.
Activision has big goals and challenges for 2022
Alegre refers that the contribution of the employees has been very important, because thanks to this the company has redoubled its efforts to make significant changes, although it warns that the initiatives could take time to be noticed throughout the company, it assured there will be additional important changes next year .
Plans for 2022 are to place more diversity, equity and inclusion leaders at Actvision Blizzard King and set annual diversity and performance goals, invest in learning and development to foster a culture of inclusion, mentoring and endorsement programs, and continue to evolve talent and the recruiting system.
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Another detail that was touched on in the letter is the transparency that the employees want the company to have, as they believe it is necessary so that the company itself knows where to improve.
For this reason, Activision will begin to share and analyze information related to the diversity and gender of the employees in the company and will update it every quarter. For Activision, according to Alegre, diversity is just as important as innovation. Thus, the company aims to increase the number of women and non-binary people by 50% so that they make up more than 30% of the company’s employees.
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