Workplace Environment

TikTok’s Owner, ByteDance, Says C.E.O. Zhang Yiming Will Resign

The increased regulatory pressures are leading some internet executives to try to avoid drawing additional attention to themselves — none more so than Jack Ma, Alibaba’s billionaire co-founder and one of China’s most celebrated entrepreneurs. Mr. Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s chief executive in 2013 — also, according to the company, to focus on grand …

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A third of Basecamp’s workers resign after a ban on talking politics.

About a third of Basecamp’s employees have said they are resigning after the company, which makes productivity software, announced new policies banning workplace conversations about politics. Jason Fried, Basecamp’s chief executive, detailed the policies in a blog post on Monday, calling “societal and political discussions” on company messaging tools “a major distraction.” He wrote that …

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The Googleplex of the Future Has Privacy Robots, Meeting Tents and Your Very Own Balloon Wall

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google’s first office was a cluttered Silicon Valley garage crammed with desks resting on sawhorses. In 2003, five years after its founding, the company moved into a sprawling campus called the Googleplex. The airy, open offices and whimsical common spaces set a standard for what an innovative workplace was supposed to …

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