Tech company CEO slams woke corporate culture, offers 'triggered' employees severance deal

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell told host Ainsley Earhardt he wanted to restore his company’s culture and avoid distractions, adding some employees felt it was better if theyjust moved on.

There was a huge amount of support for this move, huge amount of support for the company’s culture and mission and the reinforcement of those. En, I think everyone’s just ready to get back to work and stop being distracted,” said Powell, adding a small number of employees werecreating distractions for the whole company.


A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM.

A Bitcoin logo is seen on a cryptocurrency ATM. (Reuters)

Powell went on to clarify that his company had not been polluted withanti-woke” kultuur for an entire decade, and it was not until the crypto boom that staff was hired who did not align with their original mission. Hy het gesê oor 30 employees took the offer of four months severance out of more than 3,000 personeel.

We’ve got people from more than 70 countries in the company, that speak more than 50 tale. We’re incredibly diverse in many ways. I think that the problem that some people have is this diversity of thought,” said Powell.

Powell published a restored mission statement, so his employees have a clear idea of the culture he wants to instate in his company.

If nobody is ever offended, we either don’t have enough diversity of thought or we don’t have enough transparency in communication. We recognize that hurt feelings are inevitable in a global organization that is optimizing for team outcomes above individual sentiment. The ideal Krakenite is thick-skinned and well intentioned,” hy het geskryf.

Powell expressed that differences of opinion areinevitable,” and if employees did not align with the company culture and values it would be best for them topursue the next chapter of their career.

Powell, calling himself a libertarian, said he doesn’t want employees who prefer their co-workers tothink like them.He said the response from his staff wasoverwhelmingly positive.

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