Did you ever need to get something done (even something relatively small and simple) and have to go through an organizational gauntlet to get it started? Next time, don’t wait for permission – just do it. Spend the money or start the project or whatever it is you need to do.
Why? Because if you start something, stopping it will require an action on someone else’s part – and odds are no one will act!
To act someone must take a stand or publicly voice a position – and people generally don’t like to do that.
Instead of being frustrated by the inertia in your organization, find a way to get it to work for you.