WHIMS & FANCIES, RELATIONS – INTERPERSONAL & FAMILIAL
However much impression may be projected to the contrary, the reality is large part of realpolitik & businesses happen on whims / fancies / idiosyncrasies & on familial & interpersonal relations. Businesses alignment has these connections. The personality of the leader in whatever field with his mental baggage & his life’s experience has a telling impact on whatever he does. Melania making entry into the White House thus makes world news & is supposed to have impact an on the President, presidency, internal governance climate et al. What a pity!
When priorities & standardisation ought to be norm, in reality the adhocism rules the roost. From Iraq War to Paris Climate Agreement & also the scenario facing Brexit, is a known story. Beyond whims & fancies another suicidal ingredient is political & other exigencies dictating decisions of public interest. Humungous problems are decided by myopic exigency mindset.
Professional advice & empirical evidence rarely gets considered. Even facts so abundantly clear are pushed under the carpet. Suitable facts & figures are used or the issues are completely camouflaged. Experts thus change with the dispensation. Family & friends & long time associations matter much more than relevant considerations. The Trump tweets is another example. Angela Merkel’s policy of the refugees is another example of deciding issues on sentiments & not able to take it through to its logical conclusion.
Lots of businesses also follow the same rules face the same fate. The Kodak Moment. From Lehman brothers to our Start Up story to the Top of the World tabloid have the same thread in common. NGOs are not far behind. That’s the reason why skeletons keep falling from the cupboard with every new dispensation in place & many incumbent CEOs are forced to make tectonic changes. People, Nations & Businesses are thus at the receiving end.
OBJECTIVITY CAN BE THE ONLY GUIDING PRINCIPLE FOR A LONG TERM STRATEGY.