HP's new CEO Meg Whitman wasted no time in contacting the employees of the company she is now in charge of. News.com reports that in an email sent to all HP team members, Whitman asked them for advice. The email said, "We want to hear directly from you. Good ideas come from everyone, so please send any thoughts you would like to share to employee survey."
The employee email, which was co-authored by HP's new executive chairman Ray Lane, said that while the new change in Hp's leadership was a "difficult decision" it added that the executive team is confident that it can reach its goals for the sake of its customers and stockholders. The email added, "A top priority for us will be to refocus the energy of the organization on our mission and on the performance necessary to accomplish it. We need you to be the ambassadors of HP and work both collaboratively and effectively to usher HP into the future. To reach that goal, we need your best work and a focus on execution."
HP has previously said it was considering a plan to spin off its big HP business and even with Whitman on board as the new CEO that idea is apparently still on the table. But according to a new article at Digitimes a number of the companies that supply parts for HP's PCs are considering switching to other PC makers like Dell, Acer and others if HP makes that decision official. The report claims that those manufacturing partners would reconsider those plans if HP calls off plans to spin off the PC unit.