Read this Sydney Morning Herald article on Revolt of the desk slaves (thanks Lars!).
Struck me the challenges at hand are:
Conventional "management" problem solving seem to proffer simplistic, short-term, patsy and idiotic fixes. Specialising in fixes that work against human nature. Is this a case of "genuinely don't give a stuff" or "too emotionally stunted to know how to care"?
Rather than deal with a problem and think it through. It is often easier to make up, believe in, and perpetrate a simplistic lie. Let's just pretend the problem does not exist. Oh look, it's gone!