Dana Olsen June 13, 2017
The report recommends adding board members who are able to exercise independent oversight of the company’s management practices. It also advocates for installing an independent chairperson of the board.On Monday, Uber committed to adding Wan Ling Martello as a board member, as first reported by Bloomberg. Martello is a Nestle exec and Alibaba director.
Even before Fowler published her scathing blog post, Uber was widely known as an aggressive place to work. The Covington report suggests reworking the company’s values.Specifically, the report proposes letting go of values that have been used to justify poor behavior, including "Let Builders Build," “Always Be Hustlin’” and “Toe-Stepping.”
We'll keep a close eye on the ridehailing company as it works to institute the recommendations from the independent investigation. For now, here's our previous Uber coverage.
Also, here's a timeline of Uber's troubled year.