Will new management at RIM make any difference?

Monday 23 January 2012 | 12:39 CET | Author: Maarten van Vliet | Market Commentary
Research In Motion's co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie announced at the weekend that they will step down from their positions. The idea is a new captain at the helm will breathe new life into the BlackBerry maker.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Nokia / Research In Motion / Siemens
Countries: World
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Hmmm What a joke.. "moving the deck chairs on the titanic"... I'm a RIM developer, the opportnitiesl are there, customers want to keep their allegiance, give them a reason!!! David -- director, mobile ventures Australia
Giorgio @ 22/2/2012 - 14:32

Don't blame CEO, they want RIM win. RIM has strange culture and self distruct political environment. In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural part of the process, in order to deny new hired contribution of introducing skill of drive a car, they have to deny merit of driving a car. It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill. RIM's management may be a typical instance in MBA course. This culture deny or steal hardworking team members' contribution/innovation, generate strange political environment, destroy RIM. So don't blame CEO, some of their VPs and VPs' expert generate terrible culture and self destruct political environment.
min zhu @ 25/1/2012 - 06:06

Agree, there is a lot of loyalty towards the BB. But when the smartphone becomes cheaper and everyone gets their hands on it, it will start to hurt. (You got to make sure it's a BB smartphone) There is nothing wrong having a 75m+ user base. They just need to re-shape some of their core components. It's unfortunate they didn't react faster when Android and iOS caught fire. One way would be to adopt the look and feel that most of the popular devices have now. It would help attract, just not sure how much it will attract.
al butler @ 24/1/2012 - 14:28

What a joke.. "moving the deck chairs on the titanic"... I'm a RIM developer, the opportnitiesl are there, customers want to keep their allegiance, give them a reason!!! David -- director, mobile ventures Australia
David Ramsay @ 24/1/2012 - 10:19

When dramatic change happens in organisations (such as CEOs departing) it can have a negative impact on morale for all staff within the company. Its crucial that managers engage with their employees to reiterate the company's strategy (& therefore departmental plan) and create a sense of purpose. Read more in Glotel's guide to employee engagement here: http://www.glotel.co.uk/en-GB/Employers/Pages/Page-Layout-3.aspx
Peter Scoffham, Glotel @ 24/1/2012 - 10:14

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