You can find organizations where:
Trivial subjects often require hours of discussion. Items of great import and expense may be decided in a quick and almost off-handed manner. [HT: C. Northcote Parkinson.]
More time and procedural oversight are dedicated to the selection of a middle manager than to that of an executive.
Middle managers and supervisors are expected to attend more training than executives.
Hiring is done far too quickly. Firing is done far too slowly.