FOUNDER'S SYNDROME, FOUNDERITIS refers to a difficulty faced by organizations when the founder maintains disproportionate power and influence following the enterprise's establishment. The passion and charisma of the founder, which was such an important reason for the successful establishment of the enterprise, becomes a limiting and destructive force, rather than the creative and productive one it was in the early stages.
THE PETER PRINCIPLE explains the tendency in most hierarchies, for every employee to rise through promotion until they reach the levels of their respective incompetence.
PARKINSON'S LAW is the adage that work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Its meaning has recently metastasized into a reference for the uncontrolled growth of the bureaucracy in an organization.
That in a nutshell is why all formal and informal groupings necessarily must come to an end, otherwise corruption, degeneracy, debasement ensues. The original impetus for its organization is no longer relevant or applicable. At one time people trained, apprenticed, educated themselves for an occupation that guaranteed a lifetime trade. Similarly one stood at the altar and vowed until death do us part, that with present odds at 50% against such a resolution belies that oath. Jefferson, on the subject of governments said, The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.
That's the rub, liberty. When what you've created, declared, affirmed is no longer feasible then suffering occurs. Loss of faith, of meaning, disillusion, enmity, disloyalty of friends, colleagues, the mate, divorce, social isolation, bankruptcy, downfall, are the perp walk of life, and inevitably liberty's prerequisites.
But afterward possibilities present themselves, you get rid of that guy who's padding his account, brother-in- law or not. What a difference that will make. It was always about the bottom line, the rest was encumbrance. Your misery is genuine. Change the situation! Enchante!