A case study about Microsoft

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Today, business and management continue to be transformed by high technology. An interesting description of the modern era is the Information Age The Information Age implies a time for a revolution in the information environment for business and management. The changes that are taking place may be more significant to management than the Industrial Revolution.

If organizations are to remain competitive, they must learn to adapt the changing external environment. A learning organization is one that is able to adapt and respond to change. Learn organization develops the continuous capacity to adapt and survive in an increasingly competitive environment because all members take an active role in identifying and resolving work-related issues; it has developed a learning culture.

Learning organizations can include corporations, small businesses, schools, hospitals, government agencies, non-profits or others. Microsoft is a typical in among. Microsoft founded in 1975, it is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.

The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software any time, any place and on any device. We will discuss how Microsoft managed the company, the conceptual change in Microsoft, and we follow it or not.


Learning organizations are both more generative and more adaptive than traditional organizations. In the today's organizations the demands is to respond to changes in technology and marketplace by being a learning organizations. Now, let us use management theory to explain the leaning organization and Microsoft's teams, culture, leadership, decision-making and motivation,

2.1 teams

Microsoft is based on teams whose members learn from each other, from other teams, from customers and from past mistakes.

What Is A Team?

Team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a...