Whip Until Morale Improves

“Trust the process.”
Every single day a work, I get to see a part of the elephant. I try to describe it as I see it. I hear other descriptions of it. A lot of poetry too.
Some processes are universal and eternal. Writing every day is the only way to get better at writing. Building strength is possible by breathing and stretching every day. Climbing the corporate ladder is possible by ….
That last one… I’m watching with fascination as a few people, emboldened by their titles, promoted to their now obvious level of incompetence, wreak havoc and demolish any engagement their colleagues may have had (“whip them until morale improves”). “This is the process” is the phrase I’m hearing repeatedly from them, begging to be trusted.