It's funny. So many things happen in life that make us wonder, "Why did they do that?" "Why did they go with the other candidate?" "Why am I not getting that promotion?" "Why did I get laid off?"
It's the balance of factual and emotional and how we also balance them in our head and heart.
Unfortunately, we often tend to skew on the emotional side when it comes to highly personal and influential decisions. As I say to my clients, "You tell yourself stories."
You need to evaluate the FACTUAL side of the equation and you'll probably see why and how they made the decision.
Why do I mean by facts? Follow the money, perception, situation, and influencers. They are probably to blame.
On the other hand - there are situations when the people in charge make emotional decisions and let facts fly in the wind.
Candidly, you don't want to work for them. Trust me.