The impact of HR policy on business performance

Ferray (2009) reference to winning. Essentially, he claims that the party who experiences a conflict of interest is the one that will best understand everyone else’s objective. “This understanding can be used to mobilise the latter to act in the preferred direction, and to neutralise opposing parties either by modifying their optimisation function, and/or by constituting a stronger alliance.” (p.35) 
What do you think of Ferray’s perception of Stakeholder and HR relationships?