Following a barrage of lawsuits during the last yr, Activision Blizzard has began to make modifications to its firm construction – and the Irvine-based studio has now appointed its first head of tradition, Jessica Martinez.
Having an enormous expertise at Disney of round 14 years because the chief of workers, Martinez’s function at Blizzard Entertainment will entail implementing a studio tradition technique by working with firm heads and altering its expertise growth applications. Martinez mentioned that she desires to create a people-first surroundings the place everybody feels secure and valued – which can finally assist each the employer and staff in thriving.
“When you create a people-first surroundings the place groups really feel secure, valued, and work collectively towards a shared goal, everybody thrives–the workers, the gamers, and the enterprise,” she mentioned.
This comes shortly after Activision Blizzard’s hiring of Kristen Hines as its first Chief Diversity Offer, as a way to fight the various office points that plague the corporate. As for CEO Bobby Kotick (who has just lately been sued by New York City), reviews have instructed that Microsoft hasn’t mentioned this specific matter, learn extra on that by way of right here.
We’re excited to announce Jessica Martinez as our first Vice President, Head of Culture.
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