Thursday, January 08, 2009

Fall of GM - A Visual Guide

Jarvis Cromwell

In this chart depicting both the internal and external factors responsible for the Fall of GM, 75% of the management-related factors have trust-related issues.

Unfortunately, this comes as a surprise to nobody other than GM management.



  1. Great graphical representation of how the UAW, management, as well as external factors conspired. The challenge faced by the auto industry, the government, and the unions alike is how to fix decades of bad business decisions during a severe economic downturn and stimuli for the broader economy.

  2. I'm fascinated by your focus on trust, because it became my focus when I studied GM from the inside back in the late 1990s. The excutive summary of the report I gave them is here:

    Very interested in your impressions.