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Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said he doesn’t like seeing ‘managers managing managers,’ fueling speculation of more layoffs


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Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t think managers managing managers is an ideal corporate structure.

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  • Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said managers should not be rewarded for creating larger teams. 
  • Zuckerberg reportedly said he doesn’t think a structure of “just managers managing managers” is ideal.
  • Meta’s chief product officer Chris Cox has discussed the need to “flatten” the management structure, Command Line said. 

Managers managing managers managing managers managing managers…

There’s a corporate tongue-twister if there ever was one. 

According to the Command Line newsletter, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said he’s not a fan of all those layers of management. 

“I don’t think you want a management structure that’s just managers managing managers, managing managers, managing managers, managing the people who are doing the work,” Zuckerberg reportedly said during an internal Q&A session in late January, according to Command Line. 

Earlier in January, the company’s chief product officer Chris Cox reportedly wrote a post on Meta’s communication platform Workplace about the need to “flatten” the company’s organizational structure, Command Line reported. 

Command Line’s writer Alex Heath thinks it all implies that “more layoffs are coming.”

In November 2022, Meta announced that it was laying off more than 11,000 people, in one of the biggest staff cuts in the company’s history. 

Meta is among the slew of tech giants that have been drastically downsizing their workforces over the past several months, like Twitter, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. The mass layoffs have left many in the tech industry panicked  uncertain about the future of the industry

Meta did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for a comment. 

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