Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is in a period of mass transition. The change is not in opposition to current CEO Steve Ballmer, and it is not the work of a new management team. The whole organization is shifting its focus as the tech world changes.
A new CEO will not majorly alter the company’s direction. A new report supports this thesis and suggests that the company may not be looking to install a full CEO at all. According to the rumor, which All Things D picked up from sources inside Microsoft Corporation (MSFT), Ford CEO Alan Mulally will function as a caretaker until someone from the next generation is ready to take control of the company.
Microsoft is not looking for a CEO
According to the report, Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is looking for a temporary leader with management and people-leading skills in order to get the company through its current transition. Mulally is known for his charisma and leadership skills. His inability to understand the intricacies of the tech world has been holding him back in the eyes of some analysts.The role that today’s reports suggest is being prepared for him could work, even with his limited experience with technology. In the proposed management structure, Mulally would take the role of CEO while one of the company’s up-and-coming executives would be groomed for the role down the road. Mulally could be a good choice for Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) at the moment. His ability to lead and manage a company, demonstrated by his success at Ford Motor Company (F), is clear. Those skills may be more useful to Microsoft than the technical insights and inexperience of the company’s up-and-coming executives.