First Signs of Unrest at Clermont Ferrand
Michel Rollier’s repeated assertions that he will remain the one and only Michelin managing partner, for the time being, have led to the first signs of unrest amongst staff at Clermont Ferrand. At the same time there are reports that René Zingraf, who only retired a few weeks ago, will not reverse this decision. Instead he will continue to advise the company from time to time.
As a result staff fear that there will be a fundamental change in leadership style. But on the other hand, what other option is available to Rollier at the present time? Answering the leadership question in any other way than he is at the moment would only lead to continued unrest and a barrage of questions from journalists, analysts and business partners..