Bribe inquiry highlights Rolls-Royce’s cultural challenge

RR Mediocre mgt FT picLacklustre management, particularly Rolls Royce’s immature attitude to its human capital, is already reflected in its BB- OMR rating, awarded in 2015. Rolls Royce’s CEO, Warren East, comes from ARM Holdings with a BBB+ so he should know a bit more about the causes of poor organizational culture. To turn medocicre management around though requires a completely fresh, whole system approach to undo a legacy of technical brilliance failing to produce brilliant returns.