Musk will have a meeting with the entire Twitter community, can he “stand up” to employees’ questions?
Although the "acquisition drama" between Elon Musk and Twitter is unknown when it will end, there is now a new plot. When Twitter invited Musk to the board in April 2022 and Musk proposed to buy the company, it caused panic and dissatisfaction among Twitter employees.
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To appease anxious employees, Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal invited employees to an internal AMA (Ask Me Anything) meeting in April.
Parag Agrawal also told employees: “Many of you have had different types of questions about Elon Musk after our board announced (the news), and I would like to welcome you to ask him those questions.”
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However, the meeting did not go ahead as scheduled. Now, in an email sent to employees by Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, Elon Musk will have his first conversation with Twitter employees this week, where Musk will answer questions directly, but The meeting does not take place offline.
Since Musk's deal with Twitter, many employees have expressed dissatisfaction with Musk's public criticism of the company, products and policies. But employees are unhappy with Musk not just because of his public criticism of Twitter's behavior, but also because of concerns that the outlandish behavior will adversely affect the company's business and finances.
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When Parag Agrawal said in April that he was going to hold an AMA meeting, the employees also asked for answers on how managers planned to handle the expected mass exodus from Musk.
In fact, the concerns of employees are not entirely unreasonable. After Twitter's board of directors planned to invite Musk to enter, some employees began to leave the company. The company's CEO, Parag Agrawal, also made changes to Twitter's top product organization and announced a series of cost-cutting measures since the deal was announced.
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Not long ago, Musk’s “acquisition tug-of-war” with Twitter was one after another. First, the billionaire believed that less than 5% of Twitter's spam accounts and fake accounts were false, and asked the company to provide data to confirm it, and then Twitter said this could not be done.
However, Musk was not satisfied with this conclusion, asking Twitter to provide data so that he can confirm it, and also "threatened" to reserve the right not to complete the deal. After repeated "tricks", Twitter chose to compromise, planning to allow Musk's team to stream real-time tweets and related data managed by the site.
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Compared with these, employees actually have a problem to worry about – layoffs. In an email sent by Musk not long ago about the suspension of global recruitment, it was mentioned that due to the current severe global economic environment, Tesla needs to lay off about 10% of its global workforce.
If Musk does own Twitter, employees at the company may be clouded by layoffs. Musk's repeated insistence on spam and account bluffing also appears to be a "play" to keep Twitter's stock price down so he can take advantage of it.
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These worrying questions do not know whether employees will ask them at the meeting in the near future. If someone asks, how will Musk answer them?
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