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Uber employees need a morale lift, so six staffers created a website promoting positivity

Posters for Good People + Good Things are being passed around internally.

A person sits in front of a black-and-white mural reading a paper titled “Good People, Good Things.”
Good People + Good Things

Morale at Uber has been at an all-time low over the past few months, with its myriad public scandals. While many employees are hopeful that the company will have a fresh start now that new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has started, a group of six staffers have taken matters into their own hands.

In an effort to spread positivity throughout the company, this handful of unnamed employees created a website called Good People + Good Things, and put up posters promoting positivity throughout the Uber’s San Francisco headquarters this morning, sources said.

According to the site, they expect to have more “fun stuff” planned throughout the year, but for now they are trying to spread the word.

The site reads:

Let’s be real, it’s been a pretty rough nine months (plus). Negativity became the rule, instead of the exception to it. And morale fell to the floor.

So, we’re trying to pick it back up. Together, we can lift each other's spirits and make a difference in our everyday. We may be starting with a small group of six employees, but we’re mighty hopeful that the positivity of Good People + Good Things (GPGT) will spread through the company like news of new snacks.

This isn’t exactly a groundbreaking development, but it does shed a light on the need for a morale boost internally. The group also appears to be cutting at the company’s original cultural values, which included “always be hustlin’” and have created a poster with “true” values that include equality and happiness.

An Uber employee holds up a list of company values that includes equality and happiness,

Last valued at $69 billion, the ride-hail company has seen the limits of its aggressive culture play out in public over the last few months. That started with former Uber engineer Susan Fowler’s account of the sexual harassment and sexism she encountered while working at the company. Her essay prompted an internal investigation into the company’s workplace issues that included, in part, overhauling the company’s values and increasing diversity.

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