We all know that although Microsoft is doing “okay” financially, the company is in kind of a pickle with their Windows 8 and Windows Phone OS. So, last Thursday, as a part of Microsoft’s plan to changed itself, CEO Satya Nadella has sent out a “company wide” memo, mentions that a big organization change was coming soon, and the time might just arrive.
According the New York Times, Microsoft will reveal the largest layoffs in a long time, and perhaps, the largest layoff of the company’s history. This estimate will even be larger than the 2009 layoffs, which caused more than 5,800 employees their jobs soon after the housing crisis. Apparently, the Human Resource group has already preserve a conference room across the headquarters of Microsoft to announce it with the laid-off employees. Mr. Nadella hints at this in his 3,100-words memo to Microsoft’s employee, says “We will increase the fluidity of information and ideas by taking actions to flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes,” he said, ““Culture change means we will do things differently.”
The employees are rumored to be coming from Nokia through their acquisition of Nokia Devices and Services division. With that deal, Microsoft added 25,000 new employees to the company, and that is what causing the cut. However, the cuts not only limited to Nokia’s employee, but also some of the middle management as a part of a vast transformation of the company.
So, what does this massive layoffs means for Microsoft, and more importantly, how would it impact the next “Nokia by Microsoft” product? For better or for worse, we just have to wait and see how everything turn out in time.
Source: New York Times
Via: WP Central