Activision Blizzard forms “Workplace Responsibility Committee”, no mention of employee input

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The two members of this committee are the only women on Activision Blizzard’s board of directors.

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The Activision Blizzard Board of Directors has formed a “Workplace Responsibility Committee,” which aims to “end workplace harassment and discrimination.”

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a Press release Posted by the board last night (22 November) but does not mention how the company and the board will interact with its thousands of employees, simply that the board is “committed to ensuring a healthy workplace in which all employees feel valued.” are safe and respected.”

“The Committee reserves the right to retain outside consultants or consultants, including independent legal advisors, to assist in its work,” it added.


Essentially, the Workplace Responsibility Committee will “monitor the company’s progress in successfully implementing its new policies, procedures and commitments to improve workplace culture and eliminate all forms of harassment and discrimination.”

Bobby Kotick. credit: Scott Olson / Getty Images.

There is also mention of CEO Bobby Kotick, and how he, along with a few others, will provide frequent reports to the committee, “which will regularly brief the full board”. This confirms how the board stands behind Kotick, as he recently said that the company’s broad zero-tolerance policy would not apply to CEOs when asked by employees.

The statement also said that “the company is working to add a new, diversified director” to the board. Activision employee Dan Johnson responded to the phrase and the makeup of the board on Twitter, saying: “Fun fact: one person can’t be “diverse”.

Activision’s current board is made up of ten people, with only two women sitting on the board. These two women are the two people serving on the Workplace Responsibility Committee, and as the release says, another member will be added soon.


“While the Company, with the support of the Board, is making significant progress towards improving workplace culture,” the statement said, “it is clear that the current circumstances demand increased Board engagement.” The committee formation and additional future changes will help facilitate additional direct oversight and transparency and ensure that the company’s commitments to Activision Blizzard’s workforce are met promptly and with effect. ,

In other news, Nintendo of America CEO Doug Bowser issued an internal statement concerning Activision Blizzard’s situation, saying the company has already “taken action”.

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