Carol Bartz sent out her early Friday message early this week because she will be having knee surgery soon. During the surgery she will be away from the office for about two weeks. In the e-mail, Bartz is basically asking Yahoo! employees to stop sitting around and do something. That seems like a blow to those in the company that are working hard.
And something just seems off about a CEO that will be away for two weeks but is telling employees to work harder. Anyways, below is the full e-mail that was sent from Bartz:
Surprise! You’re getting my Friday message a bit early this week – I’ll be out for two weeks or so starting today for knee replacement surgery. 🙁
I’ve got lots to cover before I go under the knife, so let’s dive right in:
we’re going to take a new approach to my weekly emails. You’ll now hear from me every few weeks, but in-between will hear more from my staff. I’m not the only person with interesting things to say, and it’s important that you hear from others that are running the business. And when I say my staff, I mean all my staff. Even Judy. I’m sure she can’t wait to tell you what it’s like working for me day-in and day-out.
One last thing before I go. I’ve noticed that since the reorg, people seem like they’re waiting for something. I’m not sure if it’s a sugar-low or what, but we need to stop waiting and get moving. Good things do not come to those who wait, they come to those who make things happen.
Would you be motivated with an e-mail like this?