Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Take an Indefinite Leave of Absence

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Will Take an Indefinite Leave of Absence

“The ultimate responsibility, for where we’ve gotten and how we’ve gotten here rests on my shoulders”, he wrote in the email, via Buzzfeed News. The COO would be a partner with Kalanick.

Holder urged Uber to devote more resources and managerial support to the HR team, and to make it easier for employees to report misbehavior through a standardized complaint process.

In February, Susan Fowler detailed in a blog her sexual harassment during her year working at Uber, including being propositioned by her manager. The investigation’s recommendations were released earlier on Tuesday. But tl;dr, some key recommendations include “reallocating the responsibilities” of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and increasing the profile of Uber’s head of diversity Bernard Coleman. The board will continue its search for a chief operating officer with a background in diversity and inclusion.

But the New York Times reports that even as Uber promised to reform itself, an exchange between board members onstage highlighted the company’s challenges. Kalanick and cofounder Garrett Camp control voting rights on the privately company.

Most pointedly, though, the list of recommendations specifically calls out the consumption of alcohol or controlled substances in the workplace and at work-related and team-building events.

The report also recommends that Uber make sure its workforce becomes more diverse from the top down.

He brought the U.S. Open to a cow pasture.

The first of those recommendations?

While Uber released Holder’s recommendations, his full report was kept private to protect the privacy of those filing complaints.

The move confirmed what has been reported in the media since Sunday, that the 40-year-old co-founder of Uber, a startup now worth 68 billion USA dollars according to some estimates, will leave as recommended by an outside team. Those moves came last week, after an outside firm was hired to investigate more than 200 misconduct claims against the company, as NPR’s Yuki Noguchi reported.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will step aside from his role for an unspecified amount of time, according to a company-wide email he sent to staff Tuesday.

Uber “should reformulate its written cultural values because it is vital that they reflect more inclusive and positive behaviours”, his report said.

But Kalanick has acknowledged his management style needs improvement.

Travis Kalanick, who recently admitted he needed to “fundamentally change and grow up”, says he wants to think about “Uber 2.0″ and “Travis 2.0”. But in recent months, Uber has looked like high-flying Icarus.

Months after Kalanick was filmed yelling ‘bulls***’ at an Uber driver as he complained about not making enough money after taking the CEO home on Superbowl Sunday. The leave is necessary, the 40-year-old co-founder of the ride-hailing company said, “to become the leader that this company needs”.