Over the last three decades, technology has transformed the way we work, play, and communicate. Today, we access information and people from around the world in an instant. Groundbreaking technologies have opened the door to innovations in every field of human endeavor, delivering new opportunity, convenience, and value to our lives.
Since its founding in 1975, Microsoft has been a leader in this transformation. As a reflection of that role - and to help us focus on the opportunities that lie ahead - we have established and embraced a new corporate mission.
Microsoft's mission: To enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential.
Delivering on Our Mission
The tenets central to accomplishing our mission stem from our core company values:
Broad Customer Connection
Connecting with customers, understanding their needs and how they use technology, and providing value through information and support to help them realize their potential.
A Global, Inclusive Approach
Thinking and acting globally, enabling a diverse workforce that generates innovative decision-making for a broad spectrum of customers and partners, innovating to lower the costs of technology, and showing leadership in supporting the communities in which we work and live.
In everything we do.
Deepening customer trust through the quality of our products and services, our responsiveness and accountability, and our predictability in everything we do.
Great People with Great Values
Delivering on our mission requires great people who are bright, creative, and energetic, and who share the following values:
- Integrity and honesty.
- Passion for customers, partners, and technology.
- Open and respectful with others and dedicated to making them better.
- Willingness to take on big challenges and see them through.
- Self-critical, questioning, and committed to personal excellence and self-improvement.
- Accountable for commitments, results, and quality to customers, shareholders, partners, and employees.
Innovative and Responsible Platform Leadership
Expanding platform innovation, benefits, and opportunities for customers and partners; openness in discussing our future directions; getting feedback; and working with others to ensure that their products and our platforms work well together.
Enabling People to Do New Things
Broadening choices for customers by identifying new areas of business; incubating new products; integrating new customer scenarios into existing businesses; exploring acquisitions of key talent and experience; and integrating more deeply with new and existing partners.
At Microsoft, we're committed to our mission of helping our customers scale new heights and achieve goals they never thought possible.