Some organizations tend to move from corporate offices to the field so corporate middle management lack field experience to create policies that are applicable to the reality of operation.
Seems to me that many organizations tend to hire unexperienced employees for entry levels and even middle management on their corporate offices. Since this people are the ones designing and implementing a great amount of changes in the organization, many proposals lack the operational experience to make them applicable in the field, so come of the efforts are lost on poorly designed strategies. From my experience I have seen that in some companies, entry level employees migrate to the operation, where they get better paid, and are replaced with a new fresh out of college employee with the same lack of experience. In my opinion, the highest wages should be on corporate offices and those positions should be filled with experienced people who earn the right of making policy changing decisions, and implementing crews should have field experience that enable them to indentify and prevent risks.