Google CEO Sundar Pichai has told his employees they won’t be having bi-weekly town hall meetings anymore. In an internal email published by The Verge Friday, Pichai said the TGIF meetings will be cut down to once a month, and will focus on “product and business strategy” rather than internal politics.
“TGIF has traditionally provided a place to come together, share progress and ask questions, but it’s not working in its current form,” Pichai’s email said, adding only a quarter of employees attend TGIF. A Google spokesperson confirmed to CNET the email was accurate.
According to the chief executive’s note to staff, Googlers expect different things from the meetings — some want to focus on product launches and business strategies, while others want to “hear answers on other topics.”
Pichai added that Google is “unfortunately seeing a coordinated effort to share our conversations outside of the company after every TGIF.”
His comments follow a— but he did say Google will “continue to hold town halls on important workplace issues,” too, as well as some social TGIFs.
Originally published Nov. 15, 12:41 p.m. PT.
Update, 1:05 p.m.: Adds confirmation from Google.