Uber has become a role model as far as business start-ups go. Innumerable start-up companies have promoted themselves as the “Uber” in their respective fields, and economists are worried about the “Uberization” of work.
However, the biggest lesson this start-up giant has brought to us in recent times is not to try and copy it. And it especially teaches us not to copy its work culture.
Over the past few weeks, Uber has been in the news for all the wrong reasons. It has criticism, and its internal work culture has been described as “toxic” and even “aggressive.”
But what aspects turned out to be negative and should be avoided by other companies?
1) Controversies surrounding Uber
Sonn affter Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick initially accepted a position on President Donald Trump’s advisory board, Uber faced severe backlash, and a #deleteuber campaign was also launched.
There have also been reports of sexual harassment made by former employees of Uber, which has fanned the flames even more.
2) Start-up problems
Uber has started to face problems every start-up eventually faces. Any start-up company needs to build things from scratch, but the most difficult part is making the business sustainable in the long run.
With employees being paid less, there are dangers of going back to square one despite gaining massive success and popularity.
3) Growing concerns and culture shock
Uber’s name is synonymous with ridesharing, but this may change as well, as people switch to other services amidst growing concerns over Uber’s ventures.
Having a brand name is essential, but you need to pay attention to your culture if it is all your company has.