Microsoft has grown too cumbersome and needs to be broken up, according to Vanity Fair writer Kirk Eichenwald.
"Microsoft needs to figure out what it wants to be when it grows up," Eichenwald said.
His article profiles the cannibalistic nature of the company and its struggles to keep its workforce motivated after its stock price stopped appreciating. In particular, Microsoft has used a system called stacking that ranks employees as exceptional, average, or poor performers.
Eichenwald notes that other companies dealt with the same issues of being cumbersome, including IBM and Apple, and have bounced back.
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