McMika98 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:28 am
Redragon wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:59 am
the problem of Mclaren is to have a rich shareholders that are happy to throw as much money away thinking that will resolve the problem but they forgot what it is their purpose.
If you don't have and objective and know why you do it. You can't motivate and inspire others to reach that objective.
No way are the shareholders happy to throw money and they have never had to throw much money in the past as the team had lucrative sponsorship deals and was self sustaining while winning races. Why were they handing out 25p Freddo as reward to staff if they had such money.
Fact is the workforce isnt top notch anymore and the upper management are even worse and know they cannot motivate the team. Kinda funny how it has come to bite back at Macca, Neale telling all staff before 2017 season that it was all Honda's fault and the other fatsos constantly trying to push Honda out of F1 by manilulating the media which Zak owns. Now that the media tasted blood is back for more, and rightly so, they should be asking for Eric, Zak and other leaders heads everytime they fail to get a podium or top 6 position or when they fail to get to Q3.
Don't know about'the workforce isn't top notch anymore'. Have they failed to produce what was asked of them to spec and on time? (They may have, but I have not read of it)
Teams and workforces lack motivation when they can see their efforts are not producing results. It is human nature to be down if you think your efforts are wasted. Once they start winning, or at least seeing benefit and fighting towards, if not at the front, it will return.
The fiasco with Whitmarsh would never have happened if there was not conflict within the lower ranks of the company, if handled properly it should never become public knowledge and action not even required as workers follow good leaders and 'stirrers' get short shift.
I ( and I doubt most of us) do not have a clue what is wrong there, but sense it comes from the way the 'Ron Dennis incident' was handled. He was the founder of (modern) Mclaren and had lots of respect, so just had to cause a rift, which should have been plastered over if not repaired at the time.
It will take either a big blow up or a return to winning to sort now.
We are standing on the shoulders of Giants. So watch your feet.