CEO Nadella to Reshape Microsoft’s Core Ambitions, Culture

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Satya Nadella, the chief executive officer of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) said the top agenda of the company for the fiscal 2015 is to reshape its bold ambition and core focus in a long e-mail to all employees. He also indicated that he is preparing for a big culture shakeup within the software giant.

In his e-mail, Nadella reiterated his observation that the technology industry only respects innovation. He emphasized that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be able to accelerate innovation by rediscovering their soul—unique core.

“We must all understand and embrace what only Microsoft can contribute to the world and how we can once again change the world. I consider the job before us to be bolder and more ambitious than anything we have ever done,” wrote Nadella.

Microsoft’s new core focus

Nadella said Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) described itself as a “devices and services” company. He acknowledged that the description helped the software giant in its transformation, but he pointed out that they now need to refine their unique strategy.

He emphasized that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has a “rich heritage and unique capability around building productivity experiences and platforms. He added that the company will change the meaning of productivity beyond solely producing something by including empowering people with new insights.

Nadella pointed out that the new core focus of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is to define itself as a “productivity and platform company for the mobile-first and cloud-first world.” Their objective is to “reinvent productivity to empower every person and organization on the planet to do more and achieve more.”

Satya Nadella: ‘Nothing is off the table’

According to Nadella, their ambitions for Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) are “bold” and their desire to change and evolve the culture within the company should be the same.

“Nothing is off the table in how we think about shifting our culture to deliver on this core strategy. Organizations will change. Mergers and acquisitions will occur. Job responsibilities will evolve. New partnerships will be formed,” said Nadella.

He added, “tired traditions will be questioned” and their priorities at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will be adjusted. The company will also implement new hiring, simplify its processes, and build new skills.

“I am committed to making Microsoft the best place for smart, curious, ambitious people to do their best work,” concluded Nadella.

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