There's a business philosophy related to this but for the life of me, I can't remember the name. The basics is you've got two types of people in an organization, people who do and people who organize. When a company starts off, you mostly have people who do, design the product, make the product, sell the product. But as the company gets bigger, you start to need people who are not directly related to the purpose of the company, administrators, marketing, managers, etc. As the administrators hold the power and they continue to grow, often at the expense of the producers, causing bloat, which eventually causes the company to fail. Another example is in education, teachers do, but administrators run and control the education departments, which so often leads to so much bullshit, wasted time and money, bad policies, etc and the child's actual education suffers as a result.