Today we bring you a guest post by Stan Friedman, founding principal at San Francisco’s Pivotal Communications.
Two weeks ago, Microsoft — the world’s #1 software company, awash in a record $22 billion in net income on more than a record $87 billion in 2014 global revenue — announced that nearly 20% of its workforce would be laid off. It was the largest one-time firing in company history.
Citing pursuit of a broader “transformation” for Microsoft, its CEO said that he intends to “flatten the organization and develop leaner business processes.”
You may not be in the tech sector, but we’ve all heard this type of corporate rationale many times before….