The New York Timesran a story about the payouts that Google made to exiting executives, those who exited under a cloud of sexual harassment allegations. In one case, Google paid an executive $90 million upon his exit despite finding the allegations credible.
There was insurrection in the ranks once Google employees read the article in the Times, albeit online since one cannot find a newspaper in the Silicon Valley. The employees demanded a meeting, as they do when Trump is elected, Google might sign contracts with the Department of Defense, and when payouts are given despite behaviors.
The “Do no evil!” credo has definitional struggles. The strongest communication a corporation has with its employees comes through it hires, fires, and disciplines. The silent payouts were one heck of a message on values to Google employees.