Activision Blizzard: In the heart of the storm, Kotick would ha

  • According to a new article from the Wall Street Journal, the CEO of Activision Blizzard reportedly told several senior executives that he could leave his position if the situation within the publisher did not improve quickly. Robert Kick is accused by an investigation from the US daily to have stifled cases of harassment and sexual assault.

    While the value of Activision Blizzard shares continues to tumble — nearly 30% since the beginning of the summer and the announcement of a Californian state complaint for facts of discrimination, harassment and sexism — the vice Reserve around Bobby Kick. This is in any case what emerges from the crisis meetings held last week, following the publication of the article from the Wall Street Journal. Nearly 17% of the group's ten thousand employees asked for the departure of their CEO via a petition, while some, in trade with human resources, asked whether the new zero tolerance policy vis-à-vis harassment And misconduct in the broad sense would also apply to their boss.

    According to the sources of the Wall Street Journal, the latter would have mentioned his departure in a meeting with the Pontes of the company held on November 19, but to his own conditions. He would thus consider leaving his duties that in the case where he would fail to correct the situation rapidly. Always supported by the board of directors, in which he sits, and he has many and strong supports, Robert Kick does not seem inclined to be dictated following the events. At the same time, the Board of Directors would consider creating an ultimateness of the workplace excellence, intended to supervise the implementation of the measures to improve corporate culture. No internal investigation is envisaged vis-à-vis CEO.

    Activision Blizzard refused to comment, according to the WSJ.

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