Posted by Hammerin' Hank on April 26, 2002 at 14:10:48:
In Reply to: consider it from a different perspective posted by Mark McMahon on April 26, 2002 at 13:16:46:
I understand your point of view in general. In this particular case, I think your explanation of how things work only fits with these auditions to a certain point.
Imagine that a corporation has a human resources department that is screening applicants based on THEIR perception of what is needed for the job. Then, the finalists are brought in to the CEO who, it seems, is looking for DIFFERENT qualities than the HR people. Meanwhile, while it would be smart for HR to make sure that the finalists actually do some of the interim work, so that the CEO can see them in action, others seem to be doing that work. In all of this, it seems to the outsider, that HR hasn't figured out (or perhaps doesn't care) what the CEO is looking for. It also doesn't help that the CEO seems to be a notorious flake, who historically has been unable to make these important decisions. So it is of particular interest that when it comes to the final decision, it is the CEO, and the CEO alone (by contract the committee becomes advisory only for the finals) who makes the final decision.
By your analogy, this sounds like corporate America at it's worst.