This is what they're being taught in the B-schools.
They're looking for the main chance to gain money and power for themselves, not to make good products... and incidentally have everyone in the company benefit from the profits deriving therefrom.
When the execs get "enthusiastic" these days hold onto your silver and gold because they're hatching another scam that will leave you and much of the citizenry worse off.
It used to be that the STEM workers were enthusiastic. We were great believers in meritocracy. If anyone came up with a great new idea, we all cheered and jumped in to make it happen and reap rewards proportionally. (Oh, and the big-small dichotomy is bogus. I'm thinking of the biggest conglomerate where I worked, and where cross-operational synergies happened frequently.) We really did do great things to make all kinds of our own and other companies' products better.
Now, it's all image and zero substance. Cheapness without value (even without ethical values).
The other thing that's happened as an effect of this shift is that we've all gone through our A lists of most promising seeming employers, the B list, C list... No one is enthusiastic. We don't like the execs evil schemes. We don't like the low-quality over-priced products. We don't like being bodyshopped. We want real jobs, again, making great new products, and new kinds of products to serve good purposes.
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