Riot, a renowned game developer announced that it had begun fixing issues within its workplace culture as a way to combat sexism, gender bias, misogyny, and other unnecessary workplace issues. In line with an announcement posted on Riot’s official website, the company disclosed that they had appointed Frances Frei to lead the culture transformation process. Ms. Frances is a professor at the Harvard School of business. Already, Riot has structured a detailed process that will help the company to achieve its cultural transformation vision. Some of the procedures listed under the transformation exercise include:
Amendment of Cultural Definitions
Riot disclosed that it would re-evaluate the definitions and language used in their manifesto and tenets to give clear communication. “We will ensure that the words used in our manifesto mean the same thing to our partners, employees, and clients,” said a senior executive at Riot. Engagement of third parties in the cultural transformation process. Riot engaged two third party consultants to review its culture, and identify possible limitations. Afterward, the third party consultants would recommend practical solutions that would improve the riot’s workplace diversity and inclusion.
Rebuilding Trust With Dissatisfied Rioters
Riot agreed that it’s less effective culture could have pissed off several partners, employees, clients, and other rioters. On the account, the company was looking for possible ways to rebuild the lost trust. The company raised a hotline where people can raise concerns anonymously, it refined its recruitment process, and it started training its team of employees on how to handle rioters with dignity.