Mark Zuckerberg now puts Meta's middle managers on notice
San Francisco, Jan 30
After sacking 11,000 employees in November last year, Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has now reportedly put middle managers at the company on notice.
According to the newsletter Command Line by The Verge's Alex Heath, Zuckerberg warned managers at a recent all-hands meeting.
"I don't think you want a management structure that's just managers managing managers, managing managers, managing managers, managing the people who are doing the work," the Meta CEO apparently told them.
The statement appears to be indicating that the company, which will make its quarterly results public this week, may sack more employees.
Meta Chief product officer Chris Cox has also spoken about the requirement to "flatten" the organisational structure.
In one of the worst lay-offs ever in the tech industry, Zuckerberg in November sacked more than 11,000 employees -- about 13 per cent of the global workforce -- and extended the hiring freeze through Q1 2023.
The Facebook and Instagram parent company reported over 87,000 employees (as of September 2022).
In a statement, Zuckerberg said the company is going to take a number of additional steps to become a leaner and more efficient company by cutting discretionary spending and extending its hiring freeze through Q1.
He blamed the macroeconomic downturn, increased competition and ads signal loss for the move, saying it caused "revenue to be much lower than I'd expected".
"At the start of Covid, the world rapidly moved online and the surge of e-commerce led to outsized revenue growth. Many people predicted this would be a permanent acceleration that would continue even after the pandemic ended. I did too, so I made the decision to significantly increase our investments," said Zuckerberg.
"Unfortunately, this did not play out the way I expected," he had said.
29 minutes agoMumbai Police detain Jodhpur man for sending threat mail to Salman Khan
30 minutes agoTrinamool likely to join Oppn meet for joint strategy in Parliament
33 minutes agoSavarkar 'insult' row: Rahul-Uddhav to meet and hammer out differences
34 minutes agoWoman with 4 kids jumps into well in MP's Burhanpur, three dead
36 minutes agoFive on evening walk hit by speeding ambulance in Bihar's Bagaha
37 minutes agoMicrosoft halts its Xbox Game Pass $1 trial offer
39 minutes agoPaid account social media will be only media that matters: Musk
41 minutes agoInfectious and innocent smile of Innocent immortalised in movies
42 minutes agoKareena, Anushka, Neetu have epic response to being called cities Gstaad, B'luru, Dubai respectively
43 minutes agoSamantha says 'who will love me like you do' to netizen asking her to 'date someone'
45 minutes agoGajendra Verma teams up with Ravator for heartbreak song 'Adhoore Hum'
46 minutes agoMalayalam actor & former MP Innocent passes away
48 minutes agoMid-air scare: Nepal asks Indian authorities to take action against Air India pilots