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Organizational Structure of Microsoft

This presentation discusses the past and present organizational structures that Microsoft Corporation has used.

Janis Berzins

on 15 December 2013

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As of 2010 Microsoft has a divisional organization. Each division, or product group focuses on a specific line of goods and services. Microsoft Staff 1978 http://www.theofficialboard.com/org-chart/microsoft Interactive organizational chart for Microsoft Disadvantages of Division Structure Advantages of Division Structure Each group has its own R&D(Research and development), Sales, and Customer Service Staff. Customer Service Customer Service R&D Sales Customer Service R&D Sales R&D Sales Customer Service R&D Sales Customer Service R&D Sales Entertainment & Devices Microsoft Business Online Services Server Software Windows & Live Windows Steve Ballmer
More customer focus
Easier cross-product coordination
Easier to monitor employees Some redundancy among groups
Can be expensive
Can create coordination difficulties between corporate and division objectives Original Structure Would you have invested? The original organizational structure of Microsoft was Functional.

The company started with only 11 positions and continued to expand over the years. Flat Structure Tall Structure The company was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975.

The name originated as Micro-Soft

3 original employees

Bill Gates wanted to create a "family" work environment

First generated revenue was $16,000 History of Microsoft's Structure
1974-1990 If you were Bill Gates what would you do?

Project Manager
1st Technical Writer
Office Manager
Production Manager
1st Employee Programmer
3 Additional Programmers Microsoft's History
1991-2004 Questions? 2008
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