A large portion of Twitter''s employee base isn''t concerned about how they will soon be working for Elon Musk.
The announcement that the Tesla CEO had successful in his aggressive $44 billion bid to buy Twitter (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report has reportedly harmed many of his employees.
On Slack, unaked communications show a worker base concerned that Musk will modify what moderation is on the service, which is already heavily criticised for failing to keep up conspiracy theories and hate speech.
During an all-hands discussion that quickly sounded onto the internet, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal and independent board chair Bret Taylor performed their best to assure employees that the shareholders board concluded that Musk''s offer was the best thing for the company, and that their compensation would not be affected.
A significant portion of the call was made a concerted effort to reassure employees that Musk wants nothing but the best for the company, and believes he may improve it.
Agrawal admitted that after the deal closes in three to six months, Twitter''s board of directors will no longer exist. Naturally, Twitter''s employees wanted to know if that means that Musk will be permitted to do whatever he wants.
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Are There any limitations on what Musk might do?
One of the employee''s questions, read by CMO Leslie Berland, was asked "with no board in place, who will keep Elon accountable, and how?"
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Taylor notes that there are still restrictions in the world, so the new boss can''t do whatever he wants. (It''s worth nothing that the European Union has much stricter content moderation restrictions than the United States.)
"So private businesses operate differently than public businesses, but private corporations are also subjected to many of the same standards we are as a public company in every of the jurisdictions that we operate,," he said.
"There will be a new structure in this country, and it does not modify the broad regulatory structure in which Twitter operates, but certainly changes its governance structure. "That''s how I''d think about it."
So How Can We Trust Elon?
Agrawal understands that everything in is not working for employees. He acknowledged at the top of the call that while many employees are concerned about Musk''s acquisition, many others are concerned.
"During the last all-hands, you said that you trust Elon Musk. I think that the correct quote was, "We trust him...." So who is ''we,'' what made you trust him, and what made you trust him for the future of the company?"
Agrawal made a recount of his experiences with Musk since he joined the board, urging everyone to keep an open mind and to see how things progress.
"I''m not going to say anything about Elon," Agrawal says. "I''m not saying anything about him," he adds, adding that I''m not using that information to predict what might happen. "It''s me assuming things based on a few conversations, but he believes that Twitter is critical.
"We can collaborate with people when you have some core shared foundations. We might all disagree on many other things," said the author. But here''s how I proceed: take a step back and think about my current perspective. I follow the world with a open mind. I remain optimistic at my core, because I spent the last ten years here. There is a shared point that you reach even if there are many other ways that you may not share views. "