Someone also noted that companies hire human beings, and that all people are sometimes selfish. This is where hidden agendas, power struggles and even ruthless behavior appears. Sometimes the persons hidden agenda will promote both his or her desires and the companys goals. Someone gave an example of a manager determined to hire a male and not a female, and while this was certainly questionable, it seemed to have worked out well: the two worked better together than she did with any of her female employees and they were accomplishing a great deal. Since she didnt seem to work as well with females, her agenda served company needs.
However, someone else gave the example of someone hired from outside the company because of whom she knew, instead of hiring a qualified person from inside. This backfired; the new hire met with all kinds of resistance and was the target of a gossip campaign, and eventually,.