Thursday, September 13, 2007

If there's one thing that illustrates how screwed up most companies are...

It seems to be an accepted fact of business life that when a new CEO gets appointed, heads always roll.
If there is one proof of how silo'd hierarchical companies create painfully counter-productive internal competition, perhaps that is it.
After all, if heads start rolling, it's usually an indication of either the new CEO seeing his exceptionally bright co-workers as threats or obstacles, or that the structure he's inheriting is fundamentally flawed.
In the first case - surely that's kind of dumb? In the second... should it really need a new CEO to sort?
And before anyone asks, no, I have no idea who/when/if a new emap CEO will be appointed. This thought was prompted by 'the outside'.
My walls are permeable!

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?