CRN Exclusive: 15 Tough Questions For HP CEO Meg Whitman

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With all the talk on Wall Street about why HP should be broken up, what are you doing to maintain employee morale?

You would be well served to talk to our employees. I could tell you, but the people who work with me can tell you better. I think we have created a vision that people believe in.

I would say that we've done a good job of communicating to our employees, in a very transparent way, about what the strengths are and what the challenges are. Also, what the time frame is going to be and how we're going to get all this done. But if you asked people here, I bet you'd find that eight out of 10, maybe nine out of 10, will say they feel pretty good.

Someone said to me the other day, 'I feel more excited about HP with the stock price at $17 than when it was at $40' -- as sort of ironic as that is.

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