Salesforce.com Inc. is holding “listening sessions” with employees who are opposed to the software giant’s reported efforts to launch a new cloud-based service to support the creation and release of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, according to a top executive.
The San Francisco-based company is building a competitor to NFT marketplaces like OpenSea, CNBC reported last month. The decision elicited push back from some employees who believe the effort violates Salesforce’s broader commitment to sustainability.
Leadership is holding sessions with those workers who have concerns to understand their reservations, according to Chief Revenue Officer Gavin Patterson.
“We take what our employees feel about things very seriously,” Patterson said Tuesday in an interview. “It is something we’ve been looking at and we are currently undertaking a series of listening sessions. We’ll take that into account as we continue to develop the proposition from here.”
On Tuesday, Salesforce reported fourth-quarter results that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations. The company also increased its annual revenue forecast on strong demand for its product suite.
“The fundamentals of the business are stronger than they ever have been,” Patterson said. “This is a truly stellar year, one of the best in the 23-year history of the company.”
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