brexit 1Brexit and all other exits.

The British people have made their choice: Leave the European Union. But as in many democracies, not all agree with this. For example, the Scottish do not wish to leave. The inhabitants of London do not wish to leave. The young generation does not want to leave and so many more subgroups can be identified.
Worse is even that profound supporters of the Brexit, as Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, who have convinced the elder people in the country side that a Brexit is best, suddenly found themselves not the ideal person to help finalize this Brexit, or as mentioned many time in social media: set fire on the island and then run away as fast as you can. Talking about responsibility?

In business these situations also occur. Companies are split up, or get other mothers. Personaly I have experienced this on several occasions and assignments. The spin off: Lucent from AT&T. Carve out of SAIT from the later Zenitel. And also the exit of AVAYA from Lucent Technologies.
The big difference between the business and country I found was the personal commitment of getting the job done. Where politics believe that the job is done when the vote has been given, the real consequences are in the stage to follow that decision.
The coming years will be interesting in our democracies and we will see what is coming to us in different nations in Europe: France, Netherlands, Greece and Finland to name a few. Remember when it is your turn to vote, ask your leaders if they will step up to the responsibility to manage the exit. If the answer is not clear, do not vote for them. Most probably you are facing another Johnson or Farage.

The good thing I have experienced was that exits in Business in general give good benefits for the parting and remaining businesses (if you can put it like that). And because only one fact: Commitment to success also after the decision.