The organizational divisions within the company are conceived as turf, a gangland governed by hostility, ruthlessness, and omerta.
Team leads as made men, incapable of removal, untouchable without massive institutional bloodshed.
Consequently the company is unable to evolve, so that its key new multiyear initiative fails and is abandoned.
The godfathers responsible for the failure tisk tisk to their henchmen, "I told them it was a mistake. I am now vindicated."