There is a "coordinated effort" to publish after each TGIF meeting, Pichai said. He argued that this affected Google's ability to use TGIF as a platform for "open discussions" on key issues. The company will continue to hold city hall discussions on "important issues in the workplace," the executive promised, and there will continue to be "social TGIFs" in local offices. There simply will not be a biweekly meeting that covers everyone.
Pichai added that the split between product discussions and other topics "serves no purpose very well." He also noted that over the past decade, viewership has dropped from 80 percent of Google employees to just 25 percent. This was partly because the company grew bigger, says the CEO.
Google confirmed the accuracy of the email to Engadget, but did not offer any additional comment.
The move could lead to mixed reactions at Google. Occasionally leaks were used to drive Google's internal discussions, such as: For example, Breitbart's attempt to use a 201