Results More Important Than Reputation
D.B.P. Huguenot PhD CFA, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Sarona, your comment is quite painful to read, though many corporation execs would agree. It is so much easier to reduce everything to a mere transaction, focus on the P/E ratios, and watch ones own treasury. Oracle Corporation is a good example.
Naturally this creates a dog-eat-dog executive environment. It is much harder to create an environment of trust, and environment that treats its people and its customers with sincere regard
-- I almost said "unconditional regard" cf. Carl Rodgers, which would not be far from it.
It is hard to do this because it requires "character," just like man and women develop and show their personal character. It was the kind of viewpoint you mention that almost destroyed Hewlett Packard company until 2005. Another tech industry example, your view much in use at Oracle makes the company a famously an undesireable employer, and produces fantastically negative public opinions of investment banks.