Putting a ladder on top of a banana-peel to avoid somebody falling over it, is probably not the most efficient solution. But it’s weird that you can find several ladders (inefficient rules, habits, assumptions, …) in almost every organisation. Eg a document needs to be approved by 3 different departments or filling out a document with information that’s already available. Those ladders had an added value in the past but are not relevant anymore in this changing world. But because we’re afraid of change, it’s quite hard to get rid of those ladders.