SAP Co-CEOs Chart a Bold New Course

22. May 2010

Na ja, when eine Wertediskussion “Nonsense” ist und umgebracht werden muss, könnte auch zu hinterfragen sein, ob man mit einem soilchen Unternehmen noch Geschäfte machen muss?! (hfk)

Date: 22-05-2010  Source: Businessweek

Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe have been cutting red tape and shaking up management practices—even before the company’s big Sybase acquisition 

One of the first things SAP co-Chief Executive Officers Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe did after taking over in February was to kill a long-running executive examination into corporate values. 

The project was typical of the German business-software maker: top managers spending hours deliberating their approach to business.

“Companies that are too internally focused are sick,” McDermott said. “There’s nothing healthy about being obsessed with your own internal nonsense. If there was a project that built bureaucracy into the company or required people to think about our internal stuff, we’ve killed those projects.” Read the rest of this entry »