Google’s top executive has told his employees they must to sharpen their productivity and focus, because the tech giant is facing severe economic headwinds which have employees concerned they could lose their jobs.google layoffs
Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google’s parent company Alphabet has spoke to his employees during an all-hands gathering on Wednesday that he will be seeking suggestions regarding how best to obtain “better results faster.”
“I wanted to give some additional context following our earnings results, and ask for your help as well,” Pichai addressed his employees during remarks initially published on CNBC.
“It’s clear we are facing a challenging macro environment with more uncertainty ahead.”
He said: “There are real concerns that our efficiency overall isn’t at the level it should be for the number of employees wePichai would like to get employees’ input on what the company should do to “create an environment that is more mission-driven and concentrated on the products we offer, and more focused on our customers.” “We must consider ways to reduce distractions and increase the standard of the quality of our products and efficiency,” he said.
The week before, Alphabet reported its slowest quarterly growth in revenue growth since two years as the online marketing market feels the sting of a downturn in the economy.
In the three months that concluded in June, Alphabet made $69.7 billion, which was an increase of 13% over the same quarter in the previous year.
It was also the lowest percentage of growth from the beginning of 2020 at the time the company announced its first year-over year revenue decline in its time.
In an effort to improve the situation, Pichai announced the launch of “Simplicity Sprint,” a new initiative that allows management to invite employees to submit ideas how they can improve their productivity and speed up product development.
Pichai informed his staff that this plan is designed to get “better results faster.”
Management distributed the survey internally to all employees, who are encouraged to record ideas.The questionnaire includes questions like: “What would help you achieve greater clarity and efficiency to meet the needs of our customers and users? Where can we eliminate obstacles to achieve greater results more quickly? How can we reduce the waste and remain in the forefront of innovation and focus when we grow?”
The Google’s Chief People Officer, Fiona Cicconi, told employees that the company continued to recruit and currently, there are not plans for laying anyone off.
Unfortunately, she didn’t exclude layoffs in the future.google layoffs
“We’re asking teams to be more focused and efficient and we’re working out what that means as a company as well,” Cicconi stated.
“Even though we can’t be sure of the economy in the future, we’re not currently looking to reduce Google’s overall workforce.”
Cicconi said: “I really get that there is some anxiety around this based on what we’re hearing from other companies and what they’re doing and as Sundar mentioned, we’re still hiring for critical roles.”google layoffs