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Activision Blizzard put out a press release to address the ongoing issues at the company. The press release announced the formation of a ‘Workplace Responsibility Committee.’ Dawn Ostroff, who is a member of the board of directors, will chair the two person committee. The second member is Reveta Bowers, also a board member.
Forming this committee is the latest move from Activision Blizzard in the wake of numerous harassment issues. Included in these allegations is the Activision Blizzard boss Bobby Kotick. Kotick originally claimed that he didn’t know anything about the issues. Subsequent reports revealed that he both knew and was himself a part of the problem.
According to the press release, Kotick will be part of the ongoing efforts to eliminate harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
“The Committee will require management to develop key performance indicators and/or other means to measure progress and ensure accountability,” reads part of the release. “The Chief Executive Officer, Bobby Kotick, along with the Chief People Officer and Chief Compliance Officer will provide frequent progress reports to the Committee, which will regularly brief the full Board.”
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This move comes a week after Activision Blizzard employees staged a walkout. Their demands included replacing Kotick being as CEO and a worker-appointed third-party reviewing the company. The board of directors responded by standing behind Kotick.
“The Board remains confident in Bobby Kotick’s leadership, commitment, and ability to achieve these goals,” said a November 16 press release.
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