Facebook Tells Employees to Keep WorkingBy: Chris Gabbard - May 17, 2012
Facebook’s IPO is just around the corner. Imagine working for them right now. You are a young hacker who got in with a tech giant before its IPO. You probably have all kinds of stock options for the work you’ve done with them, and you are about to see your shares go public and make you filthy rich. Or at least moderately rich, depending on how long you’ve been there, and how you define “filthy” rich. The Facebook IPO is reported to create over 1,000 new millionaires.
Odds are the gravity of what is happening is weighing heavily on your mind. What are you going to buy? Should you just take what you’ve got and start your own company? How is your life and the culture of your company going to change? Will it even do as well as expected?
Part of Facebook’s solution is to remind everyone working for them that they still have a job to do. These posters are being posted around the Facebook campus, according to Bloomberg reporter Jon Erlichman.
Ultimately this will help morale and keep hackers hacking. If employees are constantly worried about their personal wealth, odds are it will negatively effect productivity and performance. That is the last thing Facebook needs right now. Proving to investors that they are a solid company grounded with dedicated individuals is priority one.[h/t: Business Insider]