CEO Nadella says he will shake up Microsoft’s culture

Key Speakers At The Microsoft Build Developer 2014 Conference
Satya Nadella.
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Microsoft is looking to change how it does business, according to an e-mail sent to employees by CEO Satya Nadella and published online.

“We will be more effective in predicting and understanding what our customers need and more nimble in adjusting to information we get from the market,” he wrote. “We will streamline the engineering process and reduce the amount of time and energy it takes to get things done.”

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Nadella declined to say whether the corporate shake-up would mean job cuts.

Nadella took over the reins of the Seattle tech giant in February. He is the company’s third chief executive after founder Bill Gates and the iconic Steve Ballmer.

One thing Nadella did say would be changing, though, is how Microsoft (MSFT) prepares its employees for their jobs. He said the company would invest in “enhanced training and development and more opportunities to test new ideas and incubate new projects.”

Nadella told the journal he will talk more about how his vision for the company will impact the financial side of the firm after Microsoft releases its earnings report on July 22.

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