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Not working ‘simply to maintain lights on’, says Twitter CEO Parag Agarwal – Times of India


NEW DELHI: Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal on Saturday mirrored on the latest adjustments in his workforce and mentioned nobody within the firm is “working just to keep the lights on”.
This comes after Twitter confirmed that two senior executives are heading for the exit and Elon Musk’s announcement that his $44 billion deal for the corporate was “temporarily on hold”.
“Some have been asking why a ‘lame-duck’ CEO would make changes if we’re getting acquired anyway,” Agarwal mentioned.

“The short answer is very simple: While I expect the deal to close, we need to be prepared for all scenarios and always do what’s right for Twitter. I’m accountable for leading and operating Twitter, and our job is to build a stronger Twitter every day.” he tweeted.
“No one at Twitter is working just to keep the lights on. We take pride in our work. Regardless of the company’s future ownership, we’re here improving Twitter as a product and business for customers, partners, shareholders, and all of you,” he added.

Agarwal added that he “won’t use the deal as an excuse to avoid making important decisions”.
“People have also asked: why manage costs now vs after close? Our industry is in a very challenging macro environment – right now. I won’t use the deal as an excuse to avoid making important decisions for the health of the company, nor will any leader at Twitter,” he tweeted.
He is “focused on doing the job” and you’ll count on extra change for the higher,” he wrote.
“So what are you able to count on from me going ahead? I’m nonetheless centered on doing the job, and that features making onerous choices as wanted. I’ll proceed to embrace the deep complexities of our service and our enterprise. And you possibly can count on extra change for the higher,” he added.
Meanwhile, Agarwal also thanked his team for staying focused and agile.
“Finally – a lot gratitude for our complete Twitter workforce. They have stood robust and centered, sharp and agile. They’ve been doing the work, as they all the time have. Onward,” he tweeted.



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