Larry Page is back at the head of Google and he's planning a major reorganisation in an attempt to bring the company back to its innovative beginnings. Neowin reports Page hopes to shift away power from managers and business-minded heads towards engineers.
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.