Google CEO Page to shift power from managers to engineers

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 06 2011 @ 16:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
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.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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