I foresee tough times ahead in the near future for Uber, but if they can weather the storm, they may be ok.
Here “s the issue:
The culture of a company is created, cultivated and driven by the vision of the CEO.
This is evident by what we “ve seen in both the Board for the company, the team, and what we “ve heard about the internal culture. What we know about Travis himself and his view of the world is how the company of Uber was shaped, and because it was so homogenous it is largely what drove it so quickly to success.
Now, because his management style is unpalatable to many, he “s out. His team is out, and the ideology that drove the company to success is also out.
They “re a rudderless ship right now.
Without Travis, whomever comes in to replace him will have to also replace the “toxic” culture with something else. Will it be as successful?
Who knows. That “s a huge mystery right now.
Additionally, whatever that culture is, it will create conflicts with the existing employees. Many of them will leave.
Past indicators from other companies who have undergone similar shifts show that Uber can expect to lose between 30 and 65% of of their existing employee base before the upheaval is done.
That means that of the brain trust that created this successful company, less than half of them will remain.
It “s already happening.
This won “t be overnight, by the way – it can take years to complete. And morale will be very low during the whole thing. There will be mistrust. Backstabbing, The culture will be even MORE toxic than it was during this period.
But, if they do come through, with the right person – then they have the potential to be a more solid company than they were.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Can-Uber-succeed-without-Travis-Kalanick-as-CEO
Originally Posted On: 2017-06-25