In the past we have mentioned that CSC seems to be prone to what are known in South America as 'disappearings'. This is when someone who was around yesterday is not around today. In South American regimes it is because the government has a hand in it.
But what about when senior execs in CSC who were said to be good performers with lots of company publicity to back them suddenly disappear off the radar?
Any disappearings cause rumours to flourish which is why we wonder why Mr Lawrie allows the 'disappearing' of senior execs to go unremarked. After all if they are no good and were part of CSC's down fall he should say so, or if they left for genuine differences of opinion he should be adult about it and say so. If he took the action to remove them for poor performance he should proudly announce to world that he has done this and that it is part of his plans for CSC. That way he would gain credibility at a trying time for CSC. He would also gain the confidence of its employees.
However, what does Mr Lawrie have to say about; Joachim Lauterbach who was good enough to be appointed as stand-in for leadership of CSC Germany but has now disappeared, and Siki Giunta who was in many press statements by CSC in the past, even as recently as 2012 as being announced as 'among women worth watching' who has also disappeared?
As things stand many senior employees must be wondering if they will get a 'mid-night knock on the door' soon.
We leave the final words to Wikipedia:
Disappearances work on two levels: not only do they silence opponents and critics who have disappeared, but they also create uncertainty and fear in the wider community, silencing others who would oppose and criticise. Disappearances entail the violation of many fundamental human rights. For the disappeared person, these include the right to liberty, the right to personal security and humane treatment (including freedom from torture), the right to a fair trial, to legal counsel and to equal protection under the law, and the right of presumption of innocence among others. Their families, who often spend the rest of their lives searching for information on the disappeared, are also victims.