Basecamp Didn't Just Ban Politics at Work, It Made an Executive Power Grab

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Basecamp Didn't Just Ban Politics at Work, It Made an Executive Power Grab

On the Clock On the Clock is Motherboard's reporting on the organized labor movement, gig work, automation, and the future of work. Basecamp will end all workplace committees, which are often touted inside corporations as being a lever of employee influence on the often opaque whims of management. This means that decision making around issues such as diversity, equity, and inclusion will now be handled exclusively by Basecamp executive Andrea LaRowe. \"For nearly all of our 21 year existence, we were proudly committee-free,\" Fried wrote. Feedback among peers is \"performative paperwork on top of that natural interaction.” This, like the ban on workplace committees, is another move that will increase the power that executives have over employees.

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