Mercury News: One year later, `HP Way’ no longer rules workplace. But some employees say that HP’s culture seems to be losing. There has been a strong feeling that many HP managers were replaced with Compaq managers, purely to inject new blood into the company and to implement their more aggressive, faster-moving ways.
It’s no surprise that HP is killing off the HP Way. Carly Fiorina has made it clear that she considers it mostly a vestige of an unaffordable past.
The way HP now values its employees has changed fundamentally. The rough-tough Compaq culture is ascending, with its more Darwinist approach to business.
Maybe there’s no choice. But it’s sad to see the demise of a Silicon Valley culture that valued people and communities as much as profits.