Peek Inside the Manual Facebook Hands Out to New Employees

Rebecca OConnell
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Dubbed Facebook's 'Little Red Book,' this employee manual is both informative and gorgeously designed. Former Facebook designer Ben Barry released pictures of the book that was given to new employees starting in 2012.

He explains on his website:

As the company of Facebook grew, we faced a lot of challenges. One of them was explaining our company's mission, history, and culture to new employees. Over the years, a lot of formative company discussions and debates had happened in Facebook Groups, over email, or in person. Those who had been present at the time had context, but for new employees that information was difficult to find, even if you knew what you were looking for. We wanted to try to package a lot of those stories and ideas in one place to give to all employees.

Filled with inspirational quotes, mantras, and photographs, the manual was meant to put the employees in the right state of mind. You can see some of the images here—more on Barry's blog—but the only way to see the whole book is to work for Facebook.