“According to sources close to the situation, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is likely to unveil his plans to restructure the tech giant to a larger group of senior execs by July 1,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.
“That prospect has many top managers at the company worried, since Ballmer has been making these significant plans with limited consultation with the wider leadership group at the software giant,” Swisher reports. “Instead, he has been working with only a small group of his direct reports and also some Microsoft board members, numerous sources said.”
Swisher reports, “That has meant that most senior execs have largely been left out of the decision-making process related to Ballmer’s goal of solidifying Microsoft into the ‘devices and services company,’ that he wrote about in his annual shareholder letter last October. The impending changes — and the lack of information about them — has made for some level of discomfort inside Microsoft, where many high-ranking managers have been at the company for a very long time.
‘It feels like it is going to be titanic — that Steve is doing this change for his legacy’ said one person close to the situation. ‘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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MacDailyNews Take: Oh, it’s going to be Titanic alright.