It is not toxic for C suite members
For a C suite member it is an advertisement - has the proper psychological profile one would expect from a C suite member.
When John Sullivan worked at Facebook, Aleksandr Kogan created the infamous personality quiz app that, unbeknown to The Social Network™, eventually funnelled data to Cambridge Analytica. And when Sullivan worked for Uber, he was fired for his part in paying off hackers to conceal a breach of 57 million users’ records. And now …
When people reach a certain level of management positions they become part of a charmed circulating pool. No matter what goes wrong on their watch they get a quiet golden parachute - and then a similar job in another company.
In their new position they usually impose their pet theory of how to run a business - that failed in all their previous companies.
Often they recruit a few trusted lieutenants who followed them from the previous companies - who in return recruit their following of trusted people.
This leaves the affected companies new and old in a constant state of management and operational churn at all levels.
In spite of this - the coalface workers meanwhile endeavour to keep the business running and customers happy.
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