Netflix Has A Rather Interesting Warning For Workers!

There are organisations where, it could be said, one, for the lack of a better expression, engages in menial tasks. Where the work is not imaginative. Where no matter how less work you do and how early they let you disperse for home, your senses just don’t run riot.

These are places where individuals, pretty much engage in plainly drab jobs or as they say, mundane tasks.

There’s no creative satisfaction, so to speak in such places. Imagine jobs that you simply wanted to quit, bosses you wished you have never really met and tasks that seem to carry more mundanity than the sight of being schooled by parents on eating a healthy meal or sleeping on time and those sorts of things.

And then, parallely, there are also workplaces that offer a significantly higher creative satisfaction, where the Monday mornings arrive but sans the blues; where the work, regardless of however complicated it might be or seem, is fun and at the end of the day, satisfying.

Perhaps you are likely to place companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Twitter or even, Tesla in this latter category- right?

And why just end it there; maybe a Netflix too is that sort of place where fun never ends. Just the kind of office space where you learn something new and enterprising each day and never look back at your office desk with a sense of angst or something like that.


Now, while all of that could be true, what’s also true is that Netflix may not necessarily be only hunky dory. And that it may also be the kind of work environment where the workers are told, and in no uncertain terms, that they may simply, ‘leave,’ if they do not like the content, which is the real strongpoint of the company!

For what else is the strong or dominant feature of Netflix, you ought to think?

All of that brings us to the key question that what really happened and what did Netflix say or do that it’s making headlines and is, trending right now?

A report published on a leading world media had the following to say about an organisation that, truth be told, has simply transformed the way we (today) consume entertainment (once and for all):

Netflix has told its employees that if they do not agree with its content, they can leave the streaming giant — a move that received a thumbs up from Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Netflix has updated its culture guidelines and added a section called “artistic expression” which details how the platform offers programming for many audiences, reports The Wall Street Journal.

“We let viewers decide what’s appropriate for them, versus having Netflix censor specific artists or voices,” Netflix said.

“Depending on your role, you may need to work on titles you perceive to be harmful. If you’d find it hard to support our content breadth, Netflix may not be the best place for you,” the company added.

But the above being told, it appears that there is a clear reason and need behind which Netflix has done what it has.

And simply down to the fact that it wishes that the prospective or potential (or future) employees can take more informed decisions before joining the famous organisation instead of making the fast call and later, regretting having not understand what is and what isn’t meant for them!

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