Yesterday, my collegue Jesper and I were discussing the wonderful concept of 'corporate apathy', the fact that the increasing corporate bureaucracy and despotism turns people away from creative critisism, and leaves the corporation without (often much needed!) internal counterweights against the worst of the managerial mistakes.
The term 'corporate apathy' erupted from reading an article about a year ago, but neither Jesper nor myself could remember exactly *what* article. We spent a lot of time trying to locate it, but to no avail.
Today, I found it: Politics-Oriented Software Development. Brilliant piece.