"One Microsoft" is a good example of a strategy that meets today's challenges. Success will come from a HR innovation and cultural transformation, (DN) if they can make it work.
What is a system favoring careerism worth if it’s to the detriment of the rest of the company, of customers, of stakeholders ? Nothing.
“One strategy, One Microsoft” : that’s how Steve Ballmer explained the urgency to move to a product based organization to a function based one involving all product lines in a cross-organization approach.
...The move from a divisional organization to a functional one is everything but easy.
What is a system favoring careerism worth if it’s to the detriment of the rest of the company, of customers, of stakeholders ? Nothing. On the other hand a functional organization is customer and solution driven rather than product driven.
...there’s no better way to kill collaboration, cross-silos work and even innovation than strictly allocating resources on a silo-based fashion.
In short a divisional organization measures its own success, even to the detriment of customers and stakeholders, a functional one measures its success to the value and benefits it creates for others.
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