Tuesday , October 24 2017

Alphabet changes “Don’t be evil” to “Do the right thing” in code of conduct

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that with a company restructure and re-branding that there would be some changes to the way that Google (under Alphabet) do business. At the heart of every business is their code of conduct; outlining their ethics, rules and responsibilities of individuals within a business as well as the business as a whole. Amusingly Google chose the phrase “Don’t be evil” as a part of their code of conduct but under Alphabet as their new parent company, this phrasing has been changed to “Do the right thing”.

Their new Code of Conduct outlines 3 simple points and an even simpler conclusion:

  • Avoid Conflicts of Interest
  • Ensure Financial Integrity and Responsibility
  • Obey the law

With the conclusion: We rely on one another’s good judgment to uphold a high standard of integrity for ourselves and our company. We expect all Board members and employees to be guided by both the letter and the spirit of this Code.

A very smart phrasing putting the onus on their team to maintain a sense of what is right and abide by that, they continue to show that despite their size Google is a progressive company that evolves pro-actively not reactively.

How do you believe the wording change would effect your approach to daily life if you worked for Alphabet?

 
Source: Google Investor Center.
Via: 9 to 5 Google.

Phil Tann   Journalist

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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