Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. Who enjoys appearing inept?
A Guide to Trial and Error in Government, Bene Gesserit Archive in “Heretics of Dune” (1984)
TEDtalks have decreased in quality, but this one by Guy Kawasaki is really good — both in style and content: