Sheryl Sandberg wants to bring to Facebook what she brought to Google: discipline and inventiveness to foster rapid growth.
Two weeks into her job as Facebook's chief operating officer, the 38-year-old executive, second in command to 23-year-old CEO Mark Zuckerberg, is rolling out new management and operations procedures. Among these are guidelines for employee performance reviews, processes for identifying and recruiting new employees, and management-training programs.
"It feels like she's been here six months already," says Dan Rose, vice president of business development. "She has met every employee, learned what they do, and makes a point of acknowledging people's hard work. The fact that she brings experience makes people feel comfortable."