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Corporate America: Employees Need Stability, Not Constant Change

By Ashley Goodall

Produced by Vishakha Darbha

It’s been a brutal year for Silicon Valley, with dozens of mass layoffs and company reorganizations. Ashley Goodall, a former tech executive, believes that this is a byproduct of C.E.O.s trying to please shareholders and that we have corporate success all wrong. In this audio essay, he argues that change and disruption are not always good and that if executives want better work environments, they should prioritize their employees.

(A full transcript of this audio essay will be available within 24 hours of publication in the audio player above.)

Credit…Illustration by The New York Times; photograph by Westend61/Getty Images

This episode of “The Opinions” was produced by Vishakha Darbha. It was edited by Alison Bruzek and Kaari Pitkin. Mixing by Sonia Herrero. Original music by Pat McCusker, Carole Sabouraud and Isaac Jones. Fact-checking by Mary Marge Locker. Audience strategy by Kristina Samulewski and Shannon Busta.

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