Elon Musk made it plain that the fun was over when he acquired control of the popular social media platform Twitter. Musk is fast turning the company into an effective, streamlined example of a profitable, successful corporation by firing unneeded employees, allowing employees to work from home, those who had assisted in the censorship and blocking of customers, and generally those who were lax.
Musk has garnered attention for swiftly shifting the social media company’s ethos away from opulent luxuries and toward a steadfast dedication to enhancing the platform. In addition to the most recent layoffs, the wealthy businessman warned the surviving staff that if they wanted to stay at the company, they should prepare for “extremely hardcore” working hours. Indicating a shift away from “design and product management” focuses, he continued by saying the company would become “much more engineering-driven.”
Silicon Valley in California has been rocked by Twitter’s radical shift in corporate culture. As Musk fired the majority of his employees with no visible impact on the platform’s functioning, business leaders seemed to take notice. Under his direction, the site has even seen an increase in new users and time spent there.
Atreides Management Chief Investment Officer Gavin Baker said, “The fact that Twitter is running well with headcount down significantly really matters,” adding that many Silicon Valley leaders reluctantly respect Musk. He recalled rhetoric used by Musk when he cut the fat from Twitter in recent weeks, citing an email from a venture-funded manager firing employees and stressing that only high performers would be allowed to keep their tweets.
Musk is currently getting rid of the people on Twitter who are impeding the realization of this vision as well as the opulent comforts that once adorned the actual office.
The Daily Wire claims that the public will now have the chance to loot the graveyard of old Twitter as disgruntled workers’ formerly cherished espresso makers and sofas are auctioned off.
The social networking company will use Heritage Global Partners, a company that manages auctions for shrinking enterprises, to sell off kitchen appliances and furnishings from its San Francisco office to potential buyers next month. Those hoping to hold a piece of company history are in luck when about two-thirds of Twitter employees leave the company and new owner Elon Musk sets high expectations for the remaining staff.
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Also up for auction are a giant statue of the Twitter logo and a sculpture of the “@” symbol. The company is likewise discharging two novelty stationary bikes used to charge electronics.
In addition to purging the workplace of these items, Musk is doing it by auctioning them in a sly and fun business move.
Although the business world has long known that the startup and venture capital sectors have lost some of their competitive grit, further evidence of excessive amenities at Twitter came in surprising forms. In the days after he acquired the company, Musk was amused to find a closet full of shirts emblazoned with the phrase “#StayWoke,” posting a brief video of the apparel that quickly went viral on social media. CONTINUE READING…