At the top of many large organisations there are individuals that are manipulated by power or profit. It is difficult to argue they have not achieved something good but in their wake many leave a trail of intrigue bordering on corruption.
The recent demise of the global head of McDonald’s is a strange case. The exceptional and rigid moral standards of the company have been crossed resulting in the abrupt exclusion of the top man. Yet this is a company producing foodstuffs of questionable standard, employing personnel on zero hours contracts, whilst our man in question earns £12m a year. He is also set to be paid £6m severance. During his tenure he jacked up the share price by 100 per cent and generated handsome profits. Yet he crossed a consensual “moral line” and has to go. Admitting a gross error of judgement, possibly of his own rules, the poor lady in question has since been dumped. The executive instigating the departure, turning a blind eye to the many other moral issues previously mentioned, appear happier with the profit he made.