Mark Zuckerberg shared a number of new business values for Meta, the parent company to Facebook, and informed employees that they now go by the name ‘Metamates’.
According to the Business Insider Report, Zuckerberg announced the news at a Tuesday meeting of all employees. He explained what it meant for Meta. He presented new ideas, such as “create amazing things”, “move quickly together,” or “focus on long term impact.”
These phrases expand on Facebook’s core principles of being bold and moving fast. This is a series of phrases that started with “Move fast and shatter things”, and has evolved into “move quickly together.”
Facebook was renamed Meta last year by Zuckerberg, making it a parent company to some of the most popular social media platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp. He said that in order to create a new identity for the company’s employees, they should consider themselves Metamates. The priority order when evaluating oneself against others and the firm should be “Meta, Metamates me.”
Zuckerberg shared on Facebook that while the current principles were established in 2007, a lot has changed within the company.
“We have become a dispersed organization.” We are a multi-national organization that has a wide impact. We are now a metaverse company, building the future of social connectivity’ he said, adding that this is the right time to update our values and our cultural operating system.
“I have always believed that values must be ideas that excellent firms can disagree with or highlight differently. This is what I believe has made them valuable. These beliefs are what we will live by every day at Meta. These ideals are, I believe, how we should conduct ourselves as a company to achieve our goal.
Andrew Bosworth, chief technical officer of the company, stated on Twitter that the Meta Metamates, my slogan was inspired by a naval term Instagram has used since a long’ — ‘Ships, Shipmates, Self. Bosworth claims Douglas Hofstadter (a specialist in cognitive science, physics, and comparative literature) came up with the term Metamates after an employee at META asked him for ideas.