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What next for ‘poisoned chalice’ M&S fashion?


While McDonalds initial appointment made little sense given her background, that actually provided the answer in my view - she wasn't actually meant to succeed. Jill was probably doomed from the word go. M&S are probably not alone in this, but some companies arguably do not like to employ people to show the existing members and superiors up on what they are doing wrong. Therefore they don't make the appointment that is right for the company concerned at that time. What better than to get somebody who worked for Halfords and McDonalds, so they can carry the can when things inevitably go wrong due to their lack of previous experience? Easy target. I can never see M&S making the right appointment, because that person would probably say in an interview that the whole thing needs ripping up and starting again - which it does - but won't be allowed to make the differences required to make fashion a success. M&S still seems like an old boys club, where suits are worn one size too big and ties are worn two inches too wide. Does that sound like an organisation that really wants change?

Posted date

13 July 2019

Posted time

10:48 am