Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg initially thought that the social-media giant’s move to remote work by company co-founder Mark Zuckerberg “was nuts,” she told Axios.
Sandberg said Zuckerberg mentioned in January 2020 the possibility of a pandemic and a potential need for staff to shift to remote work.
“I thought he was nuts,” Sandberg said in the Axios Re:Cap podcast. “What’s a pandemic?”
Facebook ended up sending its San Francisco Bay Area employees home on March 6, 2020, as “a public service” to help flatten the curve, she added.
Sandberg also described in the podcast the technical, management and personal challenges of remote working, mentioning that she has two children who had to do “Zoom school.”