24. A Model Threatened by the Anti-Model
Behind the Andersen Model, like with any other model, there are what we might call the anti-models. Some acting patterns, some “cultures” or “incultures”, if we can call them so, that interpret the principles in a wrong or extreme manner, either by excess or by shortness, and that consequently drive the company to deviate away from what was intended. An action that is usually even self-destructive.
It is a danger that looms over any organizational model. Andersen was also threatened, and probably signs of this anti-model can be found in the Firm’s wear that we have described in Part III of this book.
Sometimes the worsening of the model begins with some principles been interpreted or applied in excess ...