Furthermore, at least in my case, it's not at all limited to The Management (bows in deep respect and keeps job) but just as flagrant for any user of my/our software.
That's quite true, but then management people have the tendency to just say "Do that" (or even have someone else tell you).
Users (at least those in my proximity) come to me, explain what they would like, and then listen with big puppy eyes to me telling them what can be done, what makes sense and what doesn't. And adapt their ideas accordingly. Sometimes.
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. - George Carlin