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Judgedred you make a fair point.

The detritus resulting from bad leadership/management or failed M&A usually manifests itself half way through economic upturns as there are relatively few alternative opportunities available during downturns.

Having said, that I understand there are many managers and staff within waterside that have become so disenchanted have chosen to leave without being offered severance hence many temps and interims being used. These staff understand, regardless of outcome, the culture of fear and intimidation fostered by Walsh’s leadership team will have a long term toxic legacy.

The Kegworth crash highlighted the need for flight and cabin crew to work as one for safety reasons. BA had tried to imbue a flight team culture with the CRM initiative over several years. Relying on his emotional intelligence skills Walsh pitted flight crew against cabin crew to get a short term advantage. This action alone will adversely impact flight crew relations and potentially safety for years to come.

This may well be Walsh’s agenda – to create such a de-motivated, disharmonious team across BA as a whole, with staff who loathe their workplace and leave, thus reducing severance costs and long term pension obligations.

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