Steve Ballmer (MSFT +0.3%) has been working with only "a small group" of direct reports and...


Steve Ballmer (MSFT +0.3%) has been working with only "a small group" of direct reports and board members on his restructuring plan, Kara Swisher reports. That naturally has many senior execs left out of the process on edge. Many expect Ballmer to start revealing his plans internally by month's end. One source: "It feels like it is going to be titanic — that Steve is doing this change for his legacy ... And it’s the first time in a long time that it feels like that there will be some major shifts, including some departures."

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  • oturnero
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    I don't have much faith in Steve Ballmer. In my opinion, he's restructuring to cover his inadequacies in terms management. I can't think of much Microsoft has done right under Ballmer in the public sector as it applies to innovation, product development, or leadership.
    24 Jun 2013, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • Carlos Sanchez
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    As a result of the restructuring, stock will go up immediately , whether or not the restructuring is what MSF needs for long term
    growth.
    24 Jun 2013, 11:33 AM Reply Like
  • Chrishunet
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    A major reorg would be... interesting. I get pinged about every 2 weeks by Amazon and other companies for employment opportunities, so I'm sure other engineers are as well. Better keep the employees happy, otherwise folks may vote with their feet.
    24 Jun 2013, 12:42 PM Reply Like
  • Ray Lopez
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    The Titanic 'restructured' at the bottom of the sea, broken. Let's hope for MSFT's sake the same does not happen in their "titanic restructuring".
    24 Jun 2013, 12:53 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Solid restructuring can only occur if Ballmer is fired or leaves.
    24 Jun 2013, 01:01 PM Reply Like
  • mfritz095
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    More like rearranging the deck chairs. If Ballmer is staying, MSFT is not going to turn around.
    24 Jun 2013, 01:02 PM Reply Like
  • rjgood
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    MSFT needs a restructure to a more teamwork structure, which is exactly what Ballmer is doing. MSFT has the best ecosystem out there, and still misses some obvious connection points.

     

    I.e. 4 media players..should be 1. Skydrive vs. local storage...should show both in one view. Etc.

     

    Ballmer is doing an amazing job, which is why he hasn't been fired by the board. Trust me, MSFT could find another CEO if the board wanted to.
    24 Jun 2013, 02:16 PM Reply Like
  • alphaRAJU
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    Lets support Ballmer please. He loves his job. Hence he should be given another decade. I was so impressed with his jumping around on stage. I don't know any executive that shows so much love and energy.
    24 Jun 2013, 02:22 PM Reply Like
  • just a user
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    ah yes, the dancing monkey-boy. :)
    24 Jun 2013, 04:04 PM Reply Like
  • cymbalta
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    After a decade of missed opportunities, wasted acquisitions, and lagging products and services, the only hope for MSFT is to restructure itself without Steve Ballmer.
    24 Jun 2013, 03:33 PM Reply Like
  • mojocracker
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    Steve has been getting by on his good looks for too long.
    2 Jul 2013, 01:02 PM Reply Like
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