AllThingsD speculates that Page's engineer-centric mindset has been a primary influence on his decision to reshuffle, with the move essentially placing him in charge as the highest-level engineer. A move away from micromanagement has been a key factor in success for the YouTube and Android divisions, which operate in an almost self-contained environment. Placing departments in positions akin to that of a smaller startup could be exactly what Google needs to encourage new ideas from individual staff members.
Google CEO Page to shift power from managers to engineers
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 06 2011 @ 16:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck