In a Facebook post, Meta CEO, Mark Zuckerberg has told employees in a virtual all-hands meeting that wants the workforce to adopt a new motto: “Meta, Metamates, Me.”
According to Zuckerberg, “Meta, Metamates, Me is about being good stewards of our company and 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 company and each other.”
The term refers to the naval “ship, shipmates, self,” which according to Meta’s chief technology officer, was something that Instagram had been using internally for some time. It’s long been discussed as a way of increasing efficiency.
During the meeting, Zuckerberg also spoke on the company’s move away from the value of “move fast,” which he mentioned would be tweaked to “move fast together.”
He also said employees weren’t supposed to “nice ourselves to death,” according to The Verge’s Alex Heath.
Meta is still reeling from last year’s firestorm when Facebook Papers showed that Meta found evidence of its product with negative impacts on users but neglected efforts to come up with solutions for the sake of profits.
Critics scoffed when Meta announced that it was rebranding its main corporate entity under the name Meta as they believe the move was a means of Meta distracting the public from its problems.
However, Meta’s seemingly obvious reason for rebranding was to refocus its public image on the heavily talked-about metaverse, which has been described as the future of the internet. A place where users can live, play and work in a spatial experience using AR and VR.