Re: Rocket Engineer who foretold the Challenger disaster is dead
Management has not caught up with technological advances.
My meaning: Management made decisions on risk/reward back in the day, basically what Jim pointed out.
The problem is, we have developed technologically to the point where we can vitually predict failure within near pinpoint accuracy.
Management still rolls with the old risk/reward decision making of past times.
That and investing so much time and money into something where loss of $$$ calls for the rolling of the dice to get the reward hoped for.
What ends up happening is lower management pays for the failure although they were pressed into rolling the dice by upper management who almost always stay clean in these "dirty" situations and underlings pay for it.
In this case, the person who knows better and takes a stand, pays the ultimate price. Blacklisting.
As long as the all mighty dollar is the goal and not the acheivement, these things will always happen.
Some people view the glass as half full, some people view the glass as half empty, I view the glass as the wrong size - George Carlin