The co-founder and CEO of Facebook’s parent company Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, has cited internal data research that indicates engineers who joined the firm first in person performed better than those who joined remotely.
Moreover, he asserted that younger engineers—or, more precisely, those who are “early in their careers”—perform better when they collaborate with peers face-to-face at least three days a week.
The information comes from a message that Zuckerberg gave to staff earlier today, in which he said the business was eliminating 10,000 more jobs. In addition to disclosing the new wave of layoffs, Zuckerberg discussed many initiatives the business was doing to increase productivity, including abandoning “lower priority projects” and flattening the organizational structure by removing several managerial levels.
Although Zuckerberg believes that “in-person time helps create connections and get more done,” the fact that Meta is harmonizing performance and remote working data tells us a little something about how the powers at Facebook Towers are now thinking about the entire remote-working kit and caboodle. According to “early analysis” of internal performance data, engineers who joined Meta in a completely in-person capacity and later switched to a remote job, as well as those who have remained in an in-person function, “did better on average than employees who joined remotely,” Zuckerberg said.