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Articles by Ed Frauenheim

Blame the TaliBain

January 10, 2008
Critics of Intel’s reorganization say a consultant’s unyielding benchmarks guided program and job cuts. The rigid adherence to rules earned the consultancy an unflattering nickname.
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Restructuring 101

January 10, 2008
Despite decades of calls for leaders to act ‘strategically’ with respect to the workforce, most companies still lack consistent and logical methods for making the best choices during a restructuring. Experts say Intel has done some things right, but not everything.
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Is It Still Intel Inside

January 10, 2008
Intel’s track record of success over roughly 40 years has been attributed in part to its system of beliefs. Company officials say the Intel way continues to thrive—and point to a financial rebound in 2007 as well as product innovation. But two years ago, Intel came under fire from authors who claim the company’s culture has deteriorated. That point is echoed by some ex-employees who were laid off or left Intel during its major corporate overhaul of the past 20 months.
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