IBM has been getting More Lean
IBM has been getting more lean for years - losing about 100,000 since 2001. And even more before that. IW has commented that IBM can't shrink it's way to revenue, which is true. But they have gone from a company of white shirts and blue ties and offices to many people working offsite and dressing as they like pushing different lines of business and services into the marketplace. And so it continues until they find the right balance, or get bought by Amazon (just kidding).