The email chain spread within the company earlier this month, as first reported by Quartz. Herein, women reported reported cases of harassing behavior, such as To be asked to sit on a colleague's lap and be called degrading names. Managers dealt with the complaints with a number of internal meetings and other steps.
Monday's email from Nadella describes more concrete steps that the company will take to stop and counter such behavior.
Currently, Microsoft's top executives are considering diversity and involvement when deciding on compensation for the company's dozens of corporate vice-presidents. This year, it will also be a factor for all managers who are general administrators and above, wrote Nadella in the email.
Microsoft will come up with new training materials on business behavior standards, and all employees will "engage in conversation" this year, while executives will be required to review new training that will become available in the company's 2020 financial year beginning in July. , wrote Nadella. Microsoft will also provide career development information in annual employee representation updates.
The company also makes several changes when it comes to responding to complaints.
"We will add HR professionals to improve our listening ability when problems are HR is also creating a new employee advocacy team that will focus exclusively on helping employees review a workplace survey, including helping employees Understanding the process, guiding them through surveys and following up studies has finished checking in on the employees involved, "Nadella wrote in her message.
The company will bring HR investigators with the eyes toward lowering the median time for a one-month or shorter study than what Nadella wrote.
Microsoft will also provide new guidelines for disciplines for bad behavior, and the company will provide managers with a number of expected disciplines; If managers want to give employees discipline outside the area, a corporate vice president must unsubscribe from it.
Employees sending complaints receive information about what happened as a result of investigations, including discipline. And in the 2020 financial year, Microsoft begins publishing internal reports, at least once a year, on what kind of complaints employees file and what kind of discipline people receive in response.
"It's not just about asking for the withdrawal, but knowing and believing that the system will actually give you the right increments when you go together. And I think that might be one of the extras Superpowers, frankly women who do not ask for travel because it is good karma, come back, Nadella said.
Nadella apologized and announced plans for diversity.
"In some ways I am glad that I messed up in such a public forum because it helped me confront an unconscious bias I didn't know I had, and it helped me find a new sense of empathy for the big women in my life and with my company, " wrote Nadella in her 2017 book "Hit Refresh."
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