FACEBOOK: Connecting people with five core values

At the social media platform, employees share in a strong belief that the work that they do connects and improves the lives of others.
By: | December 6, 2019

Facebook is one the most high-profile companies in the world. Seen as a highly desirable place to work, it has no trouble attracting top talent to its offices. HRM Asia spoke to Vice President for Southeast Asia and Emerging Markets Benjamin Joe, and Lizzie Runham, HR Director for Asia-Pacific about the importance of establishing core values. This is the third installment of a three-part series. The first and second parts can be viewed here.

Southeast Asia is a highly diverse region, and to connect it, Facebook aims to deliver on the following five core values:

Be Bold

Building great things means taking risks. It follows the saying: “The riskiest thing is to take no risks”. In a world that’s changing so quickly you’re guaranteed to fail if you don’t take any risks.

Focus on Impact

To make the most impact, Facebook says it needs to solve the most important problems. ‘’We encourage Facebook employees to focus on truly big challenges,’’ says Vice President for Southeast Asia and Emerging Markets Benjamin Joe.

Move Fast

Facebook believes that it’s better to move fast and make mistakes, than to move slowly and miss opportunities. Doing so enables it to build more things and learn faster.

Be Open

Informed people make better decisions and make a greater impact — so Facebook works hard to ensure that everyone in the organisation can access as much information about the company as possible.

Build Social Value

Ultimately Facebook’s mission is to bring the world closer together, not just grow its business. “Our people focus on creating real value for the world — every day and in everything they do,” Lizzie Runham, HR Director for Asia-Pacific, says.