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Samsung Dissolves Group-Wide Internal Communication Channels

By March 6, 2017 at 5:13 am
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Samsung has ended all its group-wide internal communication channels after the discharge of the conglomerate's strategy-setting control tower.

Korea's largest company already stopped its 28-year-old in-house broadcaster as of Thursday. While the Samsung Broadcasting Center had been dissolved the affiliates will still resume working on their respective in-house broadcasts.

The SBC was introduced last 1989 and broadcasts were aired twice in a week. Airing in the morning for 10 to 15 minutes, the broadcasts mainly introduced the company's departments and occupational groups as per Korea Times.

The purpose of this SBC was that it facilitated communication among its employees. As what an office worker at Samsung Group affiliate has shared, the majority of the employees just stay in an office to work. Besides, through this, it's always great to know how the other group affiliates are also working.

Samsung's in-house broadcasting has also been utilized as a channel for whistle-blowing. With this, way back 1993, the SBC team was able to film a video wherein workers of the Samsung Electronics' washing machine plant fabricated defective products. The video showed the workers trying to shape a defective lid of a washing machine using a knife.

Because of this incident, Samsung Group Chairman Lee Kun-hee called 200 executives to Germany last June 7 of 2013 to present what the company considered as its New Management Initiative. He even added that the conglomerate will not survive without difficult changes.

Lee further said that companies, as well as advanced countries, will continue to dominate the market in the next four to five years. He even joked that person can change everything except children and wife.

It can be recalled that last June and July, the Samsung Broadcasting Center released a White Paper on Samsung's software competitiveness. It was in the paper where the company argued that the Korean conglomerate was far behind Google when it comes to software development.

Aside from his, Samsung other communication channels also face the same fate as that of SBC. The website of the said group is also scheduled to close on April 3 following that of SBC.

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