I knew people on the Delta team. They were unable to accomplish anything. It had nothing to do with moving them to Salt Lake City over a four year period. It came to who was on the different projects and as usual, politics.
There was never going to be a bold initiative out of that group. They were formed for the purpose of creating the perception that something was happening.
I know Vic was protected, I am speaking of the Exec VPs and Sr. VPs that continued to line their pockets and then point to a Delta team that was going to fix everything.
There was an exodus, and the best of the bunch left, but the number of years had nothing to do with it. It was a lack of empowerment and politics.
With VIC and the rest of the upper management all the different projects were nothing more than a CYA move... Gee look what we are doing!!!