Saturday, October 18, 2008
If GM and Chrysler merge, it will only accelerate both their demises
So GM and Chrysler are talking about a merger. The bringing together of two struggling companies has never been successful. You are doubling the problems while increasing the bureaucracy and trying to bring together two competing organizations. GM needs to simplify its operations - from brands to manufacturing; dealers to union contracts. A radical rethink of what is a GM car is also needed. Sadly, GM is running out of time and wasting it talking about a merger with Chrysler is typical of the myopic lack of professionalism the company has shown over the past 30 years.