Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook parent Meta, has pointed to internal data analysis that suggests engineers who initially joined the company in an in-person capacity performed better than those who joined remotely from the get-go.
He also suggested that younger engineers, or more accurately those who are “earlier in their career,” perform better when they work with colleagues in-person for at least three days each week.
The insights stem from a memo sent to employees earlier today, in which Zuckerberg revealed the company was cutting another 10,000 jobs. Aside from announcing the fresh round of layoffs, Zuckerberg delved into a number of ways the company was looking to improve efficiency, such as canceling “lower priority projects” and creating a flatter organizational structure by removing various management layers.
However, the fact that Meta is aligning performance and remote working data tells us a little bit about how the powers at Facebook Towers are currently thinking about the whole remote-working kit and caboodle, with Zuckerberg opining that “in-person time helps build relationships and get more done.”