- Owners who want dividends
- Management who want palatial corporate offices and prestige perks
- Labor who organizes and want more money, time off, benefits
- Municipalities who want landscaping and tax base
- Politicians who can milk employees for donations
- Politicians who would reward their faithful henchmen with "spoils"
- Charities (like United Way) who want donations
- SJW who see the organization as a vehicle (and bankroll) for their social causes
|Adding baggage decreases agility.|
Every one of those stakeholders is highly resistant to any change of direction, much less reversal. Life is too good.
Their biggest enemy is not the organization.
Their biggest enemy is two guys in a garage.
Steak and sizzle
Steak pays the bills. Sizzle is pure profit.
Executives and owners are compensated based on profit. Consequently "sizzle" garners much of their attention.
The offerings in the marketplace, however you choose to define that, become larger, fancier, with more bells-and-whistles, more high tech. Because sizzle is profit and profit puts more money in folk's pockets.
|1600 pounds and $11,000 in 2016 dollars|
|3300 pounds and $23,000 base price...if you can find a base vehicle.|
|And lined up behind the Koreans are the Indians. $3600 takes this baby home!|
The inescapable conclusion is that mature organizations are poorly incentivized or mentally prepared to offer bare-bones products and services.
The political and business climate
There are countless barriers to entry that can be thrown across the path.
- Mandatory approvals before being able to market (FDA, for instance)