An Employee By Any Other Name Is Still An Employee
Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently referred to Meta employees in a new way: Metamates. Is this a good idea? Should you use a coined name to refer to your employees?
The poll I fielded on LinkedIn yielded a definitive answer: It depends. 28% supported the practice of made-up names for employees; 32% voted against it; and 40% said “maybe.”
The poll’s mixed results make an important point – there is no single right approach to culture-building. And this is because there is no single right culture. A unique name seems to make sense in three instances. Check out my latest LinkedIn Brand+Culture Series article to learn what they are.