We are going against the grain and I am frankly going against the data that says to me that it is going to be hard to keep these kids engaged and to keep them driving forward. But for us, it is a chance to be different and a chance to be unique, it is a […]
But it is so motivational to Oracle to have these kids come into our company it puts such excitement and enthusiasm — enthusiasm into the company we bring in new talent and new skills and a different view of the world and it is good for us.
Employees want to win. They want to be part of something that has a purpose. They wanted to know their purpose relative to the overall organization’s purpose. They want to be convinced that they are working on something important.
I am firm believer as you move out over the next five or six years it will all be about people. Everything will be about people. Customers, and employees.
We have gone back to the college campus and you will see that we are going to hire 3000 college kids this year. Why do you do that? Because I think the probability of this working is better than the last strategy.
Think of that, almost 2 generations of workers at the same time. Actually three generations of workers all at the same time. Imagine the implication on motivation, inspiration, and double things like the tools that they have to have. Think about training. This is going to get very very complicated.
Consumer IT, 10 years ago was a couple hundred billion dollars. It is now 1 trillion. It used to be that that a consumers IT spend was a printer in the home, a PC in the home, and a modem. Now it is iPhones, iPads, and applications galore. Companies have spent basically the same amount […]
Know everything that happens is transparent. The only good news is that it is transparent for everybody. So inside that problem is an opportunity, but social and the data that is now available changes everything.
So if you think I am in a company and nothing is going to happen, we are great, think again. And I am here to tell you that the cycle times are going to increase. Look at what is happening. This is not really technology issues, these are secular issues all around and I will […]