CEO Uber ‘Vakum’

Tahun ini pasti merupakan tahun yang sulit buat Uber. Setelah mengalami beberapa kasus yang menimpa mereka, dari kasus kekerasan seksual sampai tuntutan dari Google dan berhentinya para petinggi Uber akibat beberapa kasus berentetan.  Hari ini, (14 Juni 2017), CEO Uber Travis Kalanick mengumumkan cuti sampai batas waktu yang tidak ditentukan. Ibunda Travis sendiri baru mengalami kecelakaan yang merengut nyawanya dalam kecelakaan perahu.

Hari ini Travis mengumumkan bahwa dia akan mengambil cuti sampai batas waktu yang tidak ditentukan. Namun tidak dijelaskan bahwa siapa yang akan lead Uber di waktu tersebut. Dalam emailnya Travis menyebutkan dia akan tetap ada untuk setiap keputusan penting untuk Uber.  Berikut lengkap notes dari Travis :

For the last eight years my life has always been about Uber. Recent events have brought home for me that people are more important than work, and that I need to take some time off of the day-to-day to grieve my mother, whom I buried on Friday, to reflect, to work on myself, and to focus on building out a world-class leadership team.
The ultimate responsibility, for where we’ve gotten and how we’ve gotten here rests on my shoulders. There is of course much to be proud of but there is much to improve. For Uber 2.0 to succeed there is nothing more important than dedicating my time to building out the leadership team. But if we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0 to become the leader that this company needs and that you deserve.
During this interim period, the leadership team, my directs, will be running the company. I will be available as needed for the most strategic decisions, but I will be empowering them to be bold and decisive in order to move the company forward swiftly.
It’s hard to put a timeline on this – it may be shorter or longer than we might expect. Tragically losing a loved one has been difficult for me and I need to properly say my goodbyes. The incredible outpouring of heartfelt notes and condolences from all of you have kept me strong but almost universally they have ended with ‘How can I help?’. My answer is simple. Do your life’s work in service to our mission. That gives me time with family. Put people first, that is my mom’s legacy. And make Uber 2.0 real so that the world can see the inspired work all of you do, and the inspiring people that make Uber great.
See you soon,

Dengan adanya kejadian kali ini, tampaknya Uber saat ini seolah-olah self-driving company karena baru ditinggal para C level lainnya.

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