During his interview at Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce yesterday, Microsoft CEO discussed about his current focus within the company, his new ‘productivity’ strategy, his upcoming visit to Asia and more. His current focus at Microsoft is on the culture, culture that is fostering constant renewal and learning. He believes that it has to start with the fundamental belief that everyone inside of the company knows that they make the culture; culture doesn’t make them. He said that productivity and platforms are the two main focus for Microsoft, It’s about being able to enable every individual and every organization to get more out of every moment of their life. He also said he is enthusiastic his visit to China and about what opportunity there is to have real impact and business success with it.
On his focus at Microsoft,
Culture is everything. … You need to have a culture that is fostering constant renewal and learning. To me that’s what is, perhaps more than anything else, my real focus. What does it mean to have a culture that constantly renews itself? It has to start with the fundamental belief that everyone inside of your company knows that they make the culture; culture doesn’t make them.
If you say the system did this to me, that’s giving up. One of the things that I think a lot about, and I try to make sure that everyone inside of our company recognizes, is that we are who we want to be. Every individual, through choices we make, and what we stand for, and what we learn, can shape the system as opposed to being shaped by the system. It’s critical in every walk of life; it’s critical in every industry, but in our business it’s existential, because if you’re not innovating and you’re not changing, there’s no such thing as longevity. High-tech in particular is not programmed for franchises to last.
Read his full interview from the link below.