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Culture Change is Driving Microsoft Performance

Jim Riley

4th August 2016

An interesting article here from an entrepreneur writing in the FT about how a change in organisational culture at Microsoft has changed the way Microsoft approaches external growth and business performance.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has undoubtedly led significant change in the business in his first two years in charge. His vision of a cloud-first, mobile first strategy has required Microsoft to change the way it views competitors. Partnerships and joint ventures are now very much the way forward, including with former arch rival Apple!

There is a great line in the article that explains that such a change in strategic approach is needed:

"Daunted by the pace of change, they are trying to become more adaptive: less obsessed with planning, more concerned with flexibility. At Microsoft, this is framed as a shift from a fixed mindset — one that depends on a few superstars — to a growth mindset, in which everyone must be open to learning from everything and from each other.

Jim Riley

Jim co-founded tutor2u alongside his twin brother Geoff! Jim is a well-known Business writer and presenter as well as being one of the UK's leading educational technology entrepreneurs.

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