Microsoft announced a major strategic overhaul yesterday, shifting to a 'One Microsoft all the time' organizational structure. Now, all of Microsoft's business are in five main functional silos irrespective of platform. I applaud the move. However, while the strategy is the right one, the crux of the matter will be execution.
Below are the key lines from an internal email from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to employees:
This company has always had a big vision — to help people realize their full potential. In the earliest days, it was by putting a PC on every desk and in every home. We’ve come farther than we could have imagined. The impact we have collectively made on the world is undeniable, and I am inspired when talented new hires say they chose Microsoft because they want to change ...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.