Radical transparency utopia
“You will only say about your colleagues what you can say to their faces.” Pray as in the manual, which is an aspect that Reed Hastings, CEO of the company, and Patti McCord, a former recruiter for himself And one of the editors of the Culture Deck, they’re even more proud. They also indicate well in the specialized environment quartzHastings himself talks about it in his book No Rules Here: “On Netflix, not speaking when you don’t agree with a partner or when your contribution is helpful is the same as being unfair.”
quartz Also share some ideas Interesting and closely related to the questions we asked ourselves in the beginning. Isn’t that from Red Hastings utopia, when the reality in most companies Are employee complaints overshadowed by superiors’ privileges? Is there real protection for workers to speak freely? The CEO of Netflix publishes in his book that when an employee complains about another person, the first thing they do is ask them if they have shared their concerns with that same person.
Regarding doubts as to whether there is real freedom for workers to speak to their superiors about what they do not like about their work, Hastings stresses that the company encourages managers To hold one-on-one meetings with and accept their team members Suspension in a positive way. However, is the staff’s reluctance to comply with this radical transparency not understandable?
But this controversy over Netflix, perfect workplace communication and employees’ right to criticize the company, has its own grayscale. On quartz Reap the fruits of this habit among workers, because it helps them, on the one hand, to vent their worries that are more than legitimate, and On the other hand, to fight abuse or inequality. Always consider the scope and character of the comments.
There is also a counterpoint, of course. When does criticizing superiors or colleagues become harmful? When these comments work accurately On the contrary, to perpetuate a the state privileged. For example, for posting sexist, homophobic or racist content. Or to direct someone to the way they dress or speak. When criticism goes beyond professional and private communication, the problem arises.