SE really needs some fresh blood in their management. Imo too many guys at the top held onto an old school type of thinking.
The reason SE is doing so badly is precisely because they run away from that "old school" mode of thought. Their constant efforts to alter their games for wide appeal consistently leaves people with lacklustre impressions. The company goes further downhill with each old team member who resigns, and it's their obsessive desire to portray a "fresh blood" attitude that has fans disappointed -- disappointed with each sequel to a Final Fantasy title relatively few people much cared for, with each two-hour-long, micro-transaction-fuelled mobile minigame the company releases.
If anything, SE needs to "go back" to doing what made them great in the first place, not continue to "move forward" with the same tactics that have been consistently failing for them. After all, the only reason FFXIV started to look remotely attractive to players was because Yoshida was smart enough to give it at least a few superficial trappings of SE's old games.