“For anyone that has ever worked for a failing company wandering over to http://minimsft.blogspot.com will be a bad trip down memory lane. It showcases the deep disappointment Microsoft employees are feeling as a result of the Vista slip and the apparent lack of consequences for those in power that, they feel, should have prevented it. A lot of new and potential employees are apparently posting as well showing their increasing concerns with working for a company so apparently dysfunctional,” Rob Enderle writes for Technology Pundits. “I think a lot of us have been there, but how do you correct a problem like this?”
Enderle writes, “The symptom of the problem is Windows Vista is late but what is the cause? The first step should be to accurately analyze the problem. If this isn’t done by people who are both qualified in the analysis and trustworthy the result will be garbage. Based on this forum my guess the cause of the problem is one or more of the following.”
• Unqualified employees and managers
• Excessive Bureaucracy
“If one of these is a Silver Bullet it is Trust,” Enderle writes. “For Microsoft, Open Source is a statement on how much the company, and Industry, is distrusted. Looking at the problems with the US, the EU, and Korea (among others) you can easily see they are largely founded in distrust as well. Even this blog that formed the foundation for this piece shows a dramatic lack of trust inside Microsoft. Honestly if you can’t trust your employees, managers, partners, vendors, and customers I can’t help but ask why you think what you are doing, regardless of whether that is building cars, TVs, or software, is what you should be doing.”
Full article here.
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