I'm a regular person at my employer -- no one reports to me. I report to one person, he reports to one person, and so on. But near the top of the chain, there are a few hundred Senior Vice Presidents (SVPs). Individually, each SVP may be a reasonable person, but as a collective, each feels as though they need to show themselves as superior to each other. This results in cliques forming among the SVPs, fighting with other cliques, grandstanding in front of anyone who will pay attention.
Normally I would just ignore all of this and go about my duties, but lately the bickering among the SVPs has gotten worse, so much so that it can't be ignored at the lower levels. The corporate financials are in disarray due to the lack of a concrete spending plan. The leadership approved a cut to employee benefits and salary (for which they congratulated themselves as wise financial move despite employee benefits and salary only being a minor percentage of overall costs). Their latest inability to demonstrate leadership could result in forced unpaid time off for all the employees.
Because the SVPs are multiple management levels above regular employees, it is difficult to know if they are aware of the effect that their lack of leadership is having on the rest of us. What options are available to effectively communicate the negative effects that SVP in-fighting is causing to the rest of us?
How can this be communicated when each individual SVP is reasonable but the collective is unreasonable? How can a entry-level person get the attention of hundreds of people 10 levels up their management chain? Is there a way out of this situation that doesn't involve the workers voting with their feet?