The Lesson To Be Learnt from the Microsoft Job Cuts

The Lesson To Be Learnt from the Microsoft Job Cuts

Don’t we all remember the time when Nokia was the most coveted mobile phone brand ? When it came to buying a new phone, we rarely thought of options apart from the many marketed by Nokia. And, now, things seem to be quite the opposite. Although Nokia witnessed a brief spell of revival with the advent of Nokia Lumia, it seems to have collapsed into insignificance all over again.

The latest announcement from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Monday has left the tech community in a state of shock. “He announced a broad rethinking of the company’s phone strategy, a change that includes cutting up to 7,800 jobs, mostly from the phone business, and writing off nearly all of the value of its Nokia acquisition,” reports The New York Times. With many thousand employees being laid off from the phone business of Microsoft, we can say very little about the future of the brand Nokia and the future of those employees.

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However, there is a key lesson to be learnt from the happenings at Microsoft.

No matter how big and reputed a company you are working for, you cannot risk becoming complacent on the job. The fate of a company can change overnight, quite literally, as we have seen in the case of Nokia.

Instead, one of the most important things an employee should focus on is building and enhancing skills. Your experience on the job and the skills that you continue to learn will pave the way for better opportunities and a successful career ahead, regardless of the fate of the companies you work with.


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