Try working at a college...
We have "Shared Governance". My first week on the job, I got to sit in at a meeting, just like you described, with about 25 people. The meeting was beyond ridiculous. That project eventually got the green light (mostly because there was a grant tied to it). After a year and a half since then, we are still in the process of rolling it out. At my old job, our team would have had this thing on the client???s web site in a month.
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