Meta employees confronted Mark Zuckerberg with all hands at a meeting Friday after learning about the significant layoffs at their company, according to The Washington Post.
As part of the company’s “Year of Efficiency,” Meta’s CEO revealed in a Facebook post on March 14 that they want to lay off an additional 10,000 employees and introduce a new hiring freeze.
the Washington Post,who obtained a transcript of the meeting on March 16, reported that Zuckerberg answered questions and made an effort to describe Meta’s restructuring and reorganization strategy.
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Zuckerberg was asked about how employees are expected to trust the company’s leadership after two rounds of layoffs. He said he would expect to be judged based on the company’s performance and transparency about its mission, but that leaders should be allowed to change their thinking,” the news outlet reported.
“I suspect that the way people would judge whether you trust me and want to work at this company is whether we manage to make progress toward the overall goals,” Zuckerberg said at city hall. “I think a lot of this is about the results we can deliver.”
Zuckerberg was also asked about the company’s plans for remote work. He said it might be “an ongoing conversation,” but he didn’t completely rule out the possibility of a return to office orders.
The psychological impact of the layoffs on the company’s employees was raised by another employee. Mr Zuckerberg admitted that the uncertainty arising from pre-disclosure of intentions to lay off is real, but added that “it’s not like we can just pause while we sort this out”.