“As we build the next chapter of our business as Meta, we have just updated the values that guide our work,” Mark Zuckerberg announced via his Facebook page.
Zuckerberg wrote a letter to Meta employees as well as members of the community, stating that the company will continue to hire globally, letting people know what it’s like to work at Meta and what makes the technology giant different from other companies.
He wrote: “At the end of last year, we put a flag in the ground with Meta as our new name and vision for the future. As we enter this next chapter and continue to grow, I think it’s important to be intentional about how we work and what values we emphasize.
The current company values date back to 2007 and have been remarkably enduring, but a lot has changed in that time. Until now, Meta is now a distributed company, with a global community and widespread impact. “And we are now a metaverse company, building the future of social connection“, Zuckerberg said.
Going further, he explained that the time had come to update the company’s values and cultural operating system. “I’ve always thought that for values to be useful, they have to be ideas that good companies can reasonably disagree with or emphasize differently. By working at Meta, we are committed to applying these values to our daily work. I believe these values reflect how we must act as a company to bring our vision to life.”
According to Zuckerberg, Move Fast helps the company build and learn faster than anyone else. It means acting with urgency and not waiting until next week to do something you could do today. Company-wide, it also means continuously working to increase the speed of its highest-priority initiatives by methodically removing obstacles that stand in its way. It’s about moving fast together — in one direction as a company, not just as individuals.
In addition to this, he pointed out that the focus on long-term impact emphasizes long-term thinking and encourages the company to extend the timeline of the impact it has, rather than optimize short-term gains. “We must tackle the challenges that will have the greatest impact, even if the full results will not be visible for years,” he said.
“Build Awesome Things pushes us to ship things that are not only good, but also awesome. We have already created products that are useful to billions of people, but in our next chapter, we will also focus more on inspiring people. This quality bar should apply to everything we do.
Zuckerberg also emphasized that Live in the Future guides the company to build the future of distributed work it wants, where opportunities are not limited by geography. It means operating as a distributed-first company and being early adopters of future products the team creates to help people feel like they belong together, wherever they are.
Being direct and respecting your colleagues is creating a culture where the team is direct and ready to have difficult conversations with each other. At the same time, we are also respectful and when we share feedback, we recognize that many of the world’s top experts work here.
“Meta, Metamates, Me is about being good stewards of our business and our mission. It’s about the sense of responsibility we have for our collective success and to each other as teammates. It’s about taking care of our business and others.
In conclusion, Zuckerberg said: “Ultimately, values are not what you write on a website, but what we hold each other accountable to every day. I encourage you to reflect on these values and what they mean to you as we begin to work on this next chapter for our business. »