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originally posted by: lacrimoniousfinale
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk
Given that you say that it is a "very technical engineering type environment where concentration is key", I don't think the firm would have anything to gain by establishing the goals you set out in points 1, 2 and 3. In fact, any one of those would quickly have negative implications for the firm's profitability (especially via the higher staff turnover that you have already identified yourself).
My guess is that it is a lot less sinister than you imagine. Unfortunately, some people simply cannot leave things as they are. They have to introduce change. It's what they thrive on, because it looks good on their CV when they are applying for their next job. They aren't interested in whether those changes are positive, negative or neutral, because they don't hang around long enough to find out. They simply move onto the next firm that has a "we must have change - change is good" mindset, and history starts to repeat itself. Anyone who dares to question this mindset is committing professional suicide, of course. Been there, seen that, got the t-shirt.