August 12, 2017 IBOMLLC Team

Here’s what Sundar Pichai has to say about the anti-diversity memo doing rounds at Google

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Apparently, a senior software engineer at Google, James Damore, had authored a 10-page ‘manifesto’ condemning the company’s efforts to achieve diversity. Specifically, Google’s effort to have a fair representation of male and female headcounts among its staff members.

In the manifesto, Damore claims more are biologically predisposed to working in tech industries than their female counterparts. This memo elicited much attention, not just from within Google but worldwide.

Naturally, the company’s CEO Sundar Pichai had to address the matter. It is said Pichai was on a family vacation, which he had to cut short to come and address the ‘manifesto.’ Pichai argues that “much of what was in that memo is fair to debate,” although part of it advances “harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace.”

Pichai categorically said that “to suggest a group of our colleagues have traits that make them less biologically suited to that work is offensive and not OK.”

Right to Freedom of Speech versus violation of Work Ethics

From one angle, Damore in some way was exercising his right to freedom of expression, but on the other hand, he is clearly violating Google’s code of …read more

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