A senior VP left the comfort of Silicon Valley to visit our little operation this week. A mandatory team meeting was scheduled so the VP could present the new fiscal year initiatives. The meeting was held in a conference room with a view of the customer/VIP parking lot outside of the briefing center. The VP remarked about the low number of people at work since the parking lot was almost empty. One of the directors informed the VP he was looking at the customer/VIP parking lot.
The employees are mandated to park in the four story parking garages on the east and west end of the building. The office building is 400,000 square feet. Did the VP really think a building this size would only have parking for about fifty cars? How could he not notice the two enormous parking garages that flank the building? He had to drive past at least one them to get to the VIP parking. Is it any wonder this company is struggling to maintain market share with idiots like this on the leadership team?