I very much admire Microsoft’s recent lurch toward humanity.
Since Satya Nadella became CEO, he’s shown a recognition that human elements can incite better organizations.
When it came to the pandemic, for example, Microsoft wasn’t slow in ensuring the safety of its staff. The company was also proactive in researching just what effect working from home was having on its employees. (Spoiler: Not entirely positive.)
Moreover, having seen Zoom become a brand name, a verb, and a lifestyle, Redmond took great and swift pains to make people realize there’s an alternative — some would say a better one — called Microsoft Teams.
You’ve seen it, perhaps, during NBA games. People pretend to be together when they’re not.
Redmond even offered subtle mockery of Zoom, in order to make Teams seem like the more secure option used by the world’s sensible people.