1. Motorola's wealth has always been in its wonderful people. You have fired most of those and discouraged all that remain. Motorolans use to care about giving there best because we believed in the company. We no longer believe in management though. The current Motorolan does what he believes he has to in order to keep his job.2. Pick a direction! Pick a dream! Sell it to us and we will make it a reality! All I've heard from management lately is where we've been and where we are. At lunch today someone told me he asked a VP if the company had a 5 year plan and got the response, Not that I've been told3. Bring the jobs back to the U.S.! We did a wonderful job of being a U.S. company selling products worldwide. We are doing an awful job of being a multinational company.
Value your employees or else your business and quality will suffer. Provide more job flexibility and stop cracking the whip all of the time. Give your employees some downtime between projects to explore new technology or patent ideas. Stop compressing your schedules so intensively.
My direct boss worked extremely hard and was fairly smart. But his communication skills needed a lot of work. I don't know much about the CEO, although I think he should have had a company meeting here at his home office. I thought it was pretty strange that he had an office here and lived here, but never setup a meeting to say hello to the employees here, but flew around the world and met with employees at other locations.I suppose he is doing alright on execution. Mixed bag.