The Chicago software company’s chief regrets the upheaval and staff exodus sparked when he called political talk at work a distraction. But he and his co-founder are standing firm on the policy itself.
Basecamp founder Jason Fried apologized to employees for the upheaval surrounding a new policy banning political discussion on the company’s internal software platform.
But the software company isn’t backing away from the policy. Fried and co-founder David Heinemeier Hansson “completely own the consequences, and we’re sorry,” Fried wrote in a blog post (see below). “We have a lot to learn, and we will. The new policies stand, but we have some refining and clarifying to do.”