Steve Ballmer is taking it on the chin but once more this week, this time for a reportedly uninspired efficiency at Microsoft’s annual worker meeting.
Tech bloggers are abuzz over anonymous comments on the nameless Mini-Microsoft weblog asserting that the Microsoft CEO’s look on stage prompted many workers to go away Safeco Discipline “in droves” for toilet breaks or, worse but, a cushty sales space at close by pub.
Enterprise Insider has finished an entire slide show of the anonymous comments, of course.
The meeting was closed to outsiders so we don’t know if the scenario is being exaggerated. However we’ve identified for some time that Ballmer has been falling out of favor with employees.
Right here’s the deal: You possibly can argue endlessly concerning the firm’s route, and whether or not Ballmer is the proper individual to guide Microsoft at this level in its company lifecycle, and we all know you’ll.
However with Ballmer sustaining the assist of the corporate’s board — together with its chairman and his longtime good friend, Invoice Gates — the straightforward actuality is that it’s going to take some cataclysmic occasion or a significant shareholder revolution to shake issues up on the high of the corporate.
No, it’s not good if an organization’s workers deal with their CEO’s speech just like the ninth inning of a baseball blowout, aiming to get again throughout 520 earlier than the night commute, if that’s what occurred. However all this passive-aggressive, nameless chatter is tough to take significantly till the individuals who personal the corporate — which incorporates these workers, by the best way — resolve to do one thing actual about it.