Earlier this year, Jeff Bezos announced that he will step down as CEO and named Andy Jassy to succeed him. Bezos has recently released a "final letter" which addresses that Amazon should treat and value employees better. Recent controversies of Amazon have all centered on employees which have addressed the way the company treats them poorly.
During the reign of Bezos' more than 20 years as the CEO of the e-commerce company, there have been a lot of workers and employees that have complained about the treatment and work environment within. This has brought a massive amount of lawsuits and issues within the company, especially about hindering unionization and its establishment.
The soon departure of the Amazon founder and one of the richest person from his company has been massive news, especially as the CEO still have a whole lot of plans for the e-commerce company's future. However, he has officially stepped down to focus on other ventures like Blue Origins, and other companies that Bezos has also started.
Jeff Bezos Final Letter to Amazon
According to Jeff Bezos' 2020 letter to shareholders (only published this April), the CEO has said a lot of parting words for the legacy which he would leave behind as he departs the company in Q3 of 2021. Here, Bezos has addressed a lot about the growth of the company and where their focus should be, including that of treating employees better.
Bezos's lengthy letter has addressed his views and goals for the company in the years to come, especially as it remains his brainchild and something to which he dedicated his life in the last 20 years. The letter shows an insightful view for the company to be guided on, despite his impending farewell that puts the company in another's hand.
Treating Employees Better
Bezos had explicitly addressed the work environment and experience within the company, saying that it should be a place to grow and thrive, not just something to be a work in for paying wages. The CEO said that Amazon has envisioned itself to be a "safe place," aiming to be "Earth's Best Employer" in the years to come.
The Amazon founder said that the company needs "a better vision for our employees' success..." and that the company should build upon that in the coming years. Bezos stepping down as CEO would also grant him a role as an Executive Chair of Amazon, and he stated that he would be more in touch with this aspect as he would work closely with "Ops" (operations).
Jeff Bezos' Final Letter: Other Goals of Amazon
Jeff Bezos' Final Letter to Amazon has also narrated what is needed by the company, and realigned its goals and aims for the future. This includes sustainability, Earth-friendliness, "The Climate Pledge," and more. Amazon is a massive corporation that is recognized and operates worldwide, meaning that its actions have a lot at stake for preserving the environment.
Apart from Bezos following his dreams with Blue Origins, the CEO would also focus on innovative technology and other practices for sustainability and protecting the home planet.
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Written by Isaiah Alonzo