In 2018, Uber Founder Travis Kalanick stepped down as CEO following a number of public scandals, which revealed the toxic organizational culture. Studies show that 40% of women with engineering degrees quit or never enter the profession, with the vast majority leaving due to hostile work environments. But how do so many young tech companies develop these types of toxic atmospheres and what can we learn from cases like these?
This week, we are joined by Frances Frei, Professor of Technology and Operations Management at Harvard Business School and a workplace culture expert who helped turn Uber’s culture around — serving as the company’s first SVP of leadership and strategy. In this episode, Frances talks to us about how we can tell if our workplace is toxic and what companies can do to fix this.