Today, a report from OnMSFT said that employee morale at Microsoft’s livestreaming platform, Mixer, was hitting a significant low. Employees are concerned about the future of the service and there are layoffs taking place there.There is also a video that shows a newly-appointed Mixer head Shilpa Yadla making a rather harsh-sounding pitch to employees, while discussing “positivity” in workplace culture. The clip is truncated and may seem harsher when removed from the context of the full meeting, but it doesn’t exactly paint Mixer’s leadership in a sympathetic light.
You can read an excerpt that illuminates the situation below.
Mixer has had a rough few months that involved the original founders leaving the business alongside a general manager and corporate vice president. However, what hasn’t been reported is that over the last six months, there have been sixteen layoffs due to budget cuts which have shed roughly 25 percent of an already skeletal team and are causing feature releases to slip schedules.
That’s according to a Mixer employee who reached out to us, concerned about the direction and fate of Mixer… During an internal Mixer town hall last week, executives spoke to its skeleton crew of employees to address the growing sense of frustration and low morale within the business, unfortunately, their words left a lot to be desired… Shilpa Yadla had been meeting with employees one on one, presumably to assuage fears and concerns, but
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