Microsoft Corp. is eliminating its long-standing practice of evaluating employees on a bell curve, seeking to foster more teamwork and collaboration as the company restructures to focus on devices and services.
When Ken Duberstein’s secretary told him Michael Dell was on the phone on the afternoon of July 31, there was little doubt about the topic. That morning, Dell Inc.’s special board committee had rejected the latest offer from Dell to take the personal-computer company private, a battle that was dragging into its 11th month.
Jack Welch, the former chief executive officer of General Electric Co. who ignited a controversy by suggesting the Obama administration altered the U.S. unemployment rate for political gain, said the jobs calculation was flawed and contradicted by other evidence.
Jack Welch, the former chief executive officer of General Electric Co., will stop writing for Thomson Reuters Corp. and Fortune magazine after backlash to his Twitter post suggesting President Barack Obama’s administration manipulated employment data for political gain.