I am looking for some suggestions for words or phrases to describe the situation when a high degree of formality or competition exists in an organization, company or similar large entity. Several examples:
- There is an instance of a BBC newsreader in a live broadcast saying something to the effect of "we asked BBC news for comment on this incident, but the head of BBC news did not respond"
- The production line department on the first floor of a factory, which produces light bulbs, sends a bill for lightbulbs to the accounts department on the second floor
- During World War II, the German armed forces were notorious for detrimental inter-service rivalries, so that the airforce might refused to follow tactically prudent orders from the army etc