I recently heard a comment which made this interesting claim.
When good people come up against bad process, nine times out of ten they lose.
This was certainly my experience over the decades as the centre tightened its grip on all matters environmental. When good people are able to discard or adapt bad processes we don’t have a problem, but when control becomes more and more remote then good people find themselves spending more and more time battling with bad processes.
Not only that, but bad processes attract bad people. Not so much bad people in the criminal sense, although it happens too often, but the seekers of comfort zones. This latter group have no intention of putting anything right if to do so would pose a risk to their ease and comfort.
We all have a tendency to guard our comforts but many of us are not bad people and we don’t enjoy being defeated by bad processes. We have a whiff of altruism which keeps things going in spite of losing more ground than we should to bad processes.