I cannot tell you how many times in just the past few years I've seen significant programs that were launched or embraced without sufficient analysis.
The spirit of the times may favor speed, but one would expect an occasional tough question or two before the checkbook is brought out.
And here's the cherry on top of the problem: the passivity is more likely to arise as one moves up the organizational pyramid. The people further down the ladder are more inclined to lean back and say, "Run that by me again" or "I think that's crazy."
The actual wording of the last quote is often less refined but the skepticism is on target.