This confession arises from a survey that revealed mistreatment and a culture of silence in the company.
There are more and more companies that, through the courage of their employees, manage to put the media spotlight on the work environments in which they coexist every day. Just a few days ago, we told you about a survey carried out at the offices of Paradox Interactive, creators of games like Crusader Kings, which showed an environment of mistreatment towards workers and the emergence of a culture of silence by employees. Faced with this news, and how could it be otherwise, Paradox issued an official statement in which they assured workers and journalists that they would address the matter through their own methods.
Following these events, the CEO of the company, Fredrik Wester, has admitted through your Twitter account an event of which was the main responsible in 2018. Something that, as it says in the publication, has led to “rumors and discussions about my role in this environment”. The president then explains that he behaved inappropriately towards an employee during a conference organized by Paradox in 2018, conduct for which the employee came to feel uncomfortable. And, although he apologized to the affected person in person, together with a representative of Human Resources, he understands that light should be put on the issue “in the name of transparency and clarity.”
The event has come out due to the survey that evidenced a terrible work environment at ParadoxIn addition, it reiterates on several occasions that regrets what happened and that “he has been working with his coach and mentor to understand the impact of his behavior, and to improve himself.” Something with which “he will continue to work not only to improve himself, but also to improve the work environment at Paradox and in the industry as a whole.”
However, it is evident that the event, explained in an ambiguous way despite the search for transparency, has come up due to the survey that demonstrated the work environment at Paradox. Knowing this, Wester admits that “this makes my purpose less credible when it comes to handling these problems internally and, therefore, I will not be directly involved in it, it will be done by Human Resources and Paradox with external help, but also with my full support if required “.
Throughout the thread, the CEO of Paradox also clarifies that this event had nothing to do with his resignation from the position in 2018, to which he returned after the departure of his previous president due to differences in the company’s vision of the future. On the other hand, we also learned that all the promises of Ubisoft and Activision Blizzard about an improvement in the workplace have been forgotten by the managers, since no change has been noticed since the public complaint of the discriminatory work environment of both companies .
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