Late last week, Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer announced plans to retire within the next twelve months.
After more than a decade at the helm of Microsoft, Ballmer says the time to step down has finally come. And when he goes, he may not be alone.
According to published reports Tuesday, some at Microsoft are concerned about nervous employees who have found Ballmer's announcement and no clear CEO succession plan to be somewhat disconcerting.
"Microsoft is telling employees that a reorganization plan by departing Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer will go ahead, seeking to reassure senior managers who are concerned that the search for a successor will throw turnaround efforts into disarray," Tuesday's report reads, citing unnamed sources.
Some Microsoft executives have seen an increase in outside job offers since the July restructuring plan and others may be tempted to leave after stock grants and bonuses are awarded in late August, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the communications were private.