Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reportedly planning to reduce its workforce as the company tries to streamline its operations to focus more on the cloud at the back of Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)’s Acquisition. The latest job cuts could be seen as a plan by the company to reduce redundancy as CEO, Satya Nadella tries to reshape the company, according to Mashable’s Pete Pachal in an interview on Bloomberg.
“Nokia as the acquisition got themselves about 30,000 employees they were already 100,000, so there is going to be some redundancies that need to be eliminated” said Pachal.
Nadella is trying to reshape the culture at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) to be laser-like in terms of cloud supremacy mobile and product development.
Nadella got the top job to lead the company due to his vast knowledge and experience in Cloud based business of which Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has in the recent past been trying to make a push for. The fact that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is trying to shift its attention into cloud based system in line with its CEO focus and mission means that job reductions will always be there, as the company tries to cut on jobs that do not fall in line with the company’s long-term mission.
The job cuts according to Bloomberg Editor Corry Johnson are part of an effort by Nadella to make his mark in the company in terms of where he wants the company to go.
“This is Satya trying to put his stamp in the company he was the inside candidate he was handpicked, all the outside candidates they looked at they stopped with the inside guy. The guy who would follow the board’s vision” said Mr. Johnson.
It awaits to be seen which areas will receive the highest job cuts in the company as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) continues to make a shift from its traditional PC’s business and into the cloud. The job cuts to be initiated according to analysts will mostly be strategic as the company tries to focus on core businesses that have command huge upside going forward.