If he has the time, I'd be interested in hearing what @Seymour has to say about your original query. I may be overlooking something...
1) He's probably afraid to actually lead, so has decided to make these metrics be the company leader in his stead. It suggests that he's out of tune with Fi when it comes to the business vision of the company (even if he has a very strong and admirable Fi when it comes to other areas).
2) He's afraid about losing money, but isn't facing the situation properly. He's falling into a common INFP trap of thinking that if he tries to do what he's currently doing HARDER, it will miraculously work. So when long term metrics outlining basic strategies fails to work, he assumes that MORE metrics breaking it down by the hour is the solution. It's hard to break an INFP of that.
Which leads to...
Agree. INFPs model is based on Fear, INTP's by Vision. If INFP can see and understand INTP's vision, it's likely INFP will come around. But INFP will resist this because of fear and, because of how INTP communicates, a decent learning curve. Might be worthwhile to reduce learning curve.I think the problem is that they both analyze the situation and have different opinions on what to focus on. The INFP insists on focusing on the failing model. The INTP would like to focus on a model that has been proven to work in his own experiences, after having already given the INFP's model a fair chance during these past few months.
An INFP in such deep throes of Te concerns me, so as much as I hate to say it, you may be right. (Not that I hate saying you are right, but rather, that there's a real chance you won't be able to get to the INFP. Although I do kinda hate saying you are right, too. )That's my point, these reports are useless. If in fact he's behaving as you think he is, he's just wasting everyone's time by pretending to care what others think. It seems like a lose-lose situation, filled with busy work. I could never continue to work in a situation like that. But my INTP has been blessed with infinite patience and a "fuck it" attitude.
Anyway, I see now that there's really not going to be any real change, if this is going like you think it is. So, I think that my INTP should just do what he is told rather than do the job he thought he was hired for. It will make it easier for everyone involved, I think.
Thanks for your help!!! This insight was invaluable!
However, before jumping to that conclusion 100%, perhaps start with asking the type questions I mentioned in my first response and see where it goes.