May 18, 2006

My Microsoft

Scoble talks about today's internal "employee town hall" meeting.

These are not small little tweaks. They are wholesale changes to how Microsoft treats its employees.

You will probably read about all the details of these changes (collectively known as the "My Microsoft" initiative) in the industry press over the next few days / weeks.

How significant are the changes announced today? I think they will probably result in the biggest shift in the Microsoft culture in the last 30 years! These changes make the clear statement that delivering what you promise matters again rather than just being crudely stack ranked against the rest of the cogs in the machine.
In other words, working with a great team will no longer be a curse, and can be the blessing it should always be.

Undoubtedly there will be some growing pains with this transition, but in a few years I think we will look back on this point as a big turning point in Microsoft's history.

I suspect we will be seeing many more greater things from LisaB in the future.

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