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VW chairman pays the price for failing to convince stakeholders in his radical push for electrification

Was ousted Volkswagen Group chairman Herbert Diess a victim of the frozen middle? The suspicion that the Tesla-admiring Diess was given the push from VW because he failed to convince change-resistant junior managers – the so-called frozen middle in business terminology – is hard to ignore.

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