In July, Microsoft and its CEO Steve Ballmer announced plans for a big executive and department reorganization of the company. Many of its leaders would be given new titles and responsibilities as a result of the changes. Ballmer reportedly worked on the plans for months before they were announced.
Now that Ballmer has revealed his plans to retire from Microsoft within 12 months, there has apparently been some concerns inside the company that the reorganization will be scuttled. Today, Bloomberg reports, via unnamed sources, that Microsoft workers are being told by their leaders that the "One Microsoft" reorganization plans are still moving forward.
However, the same report claims Microsoft executives also received an increase in job offers from other companies since the reorganization announcement. It added that some executives who are unhappy with their new gigs within the company might decide to leave after their stock grants and options are given out at the end of August.
As we reported in July, some of the changes at Microsoft include Terry Myerson heading up the Windows and Xbox operating system division, Satya Nadella being put in charge of cloud services and Tony Bates, the former president of Skype, now in charge of its Business Development and Evangelism division. All of these people are rumored to be on the short list of candidates for the CEO position.
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