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Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg Announces “Year of Efficiency” Amidst Massive Layoffs

Meta to reduce the number of management layers between interns and Zuckerberg

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Aditya Saikrishna
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UNITED STATES: In a recent companywide meeting, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, addressed employees following a significant wave of layoffs that saw around 5,000 employees removed from various Meta businesses. During the meeting, Zuckerberg expressed his vision of making Meta a “scrappier place,” signalling a shift in the company’s culture and management style.

According to reports, Zuckerberg aimed to reassure the remaining employees about a stable future while emphasizing the need to reduce bureaucracy within the Facebook parent company. He stated that the goal was not to revert to the previous state but to create a more agile and efficient organization.

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Zuckerberg acknowledged the difficulty of moving forward with restructuring, layoffs, and other changes but emphasized that the goal was to achieve a “scrappier place.”

He intended to create an environment that is more adaptable and responsive to the evolving needs of the industry.

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The final round of job cuts commenced on Wednesday, with the layoffs announced earlier in March. Meta had previously communicated that the final layoff rounds would occur in May. 

The recent job cuts primarily targeted employees employed in Meta’s business division, including advertising, human resources, and policy initiatives.

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These latest layoffs add to the significant workforce reductions that Meta has implemented over the past months. In May, Meta let go of approximately 5,100 employees, while in late April, the company made around 4,000 job reductions among technical teams. 

Additionally, in November, Meta laid off about 11,000 positions, accounting for roughly 13% of its workforce.

Zuckerberg has declared 2023 as the “year of efficiency” for Meta, marking a departure from a culture and management system focused solely on rapid expansion and easy profits. 

As part of this initiative, Meta intends to streamline its organizational structure, reducing the number of management layers between interns and Zuckerberg. 

Specific projects, including hardware devices and services for publishers, have also been scaled back. The restructuring and layoffs at Meta are undoubtedly challenging for the affected employees. 

However, Zuckerberg’s focus on creating a scrappier and more efficient organization reflects the company’s determination to adapt and thrive in an ever-changing digital landscape. 

As Meta continues its transformation, the industry will closely watch how these changes will shape its future and the impact on social media and technology sectors.

Also Read: Meta Announces Job Cuts: 10,000 Employees to be Sacked in the Year of Efficiency


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