Back last October, I wrote some thoughts about "territorial imperative" and "sub-optimization" including:
Since then, he has formed his own company and now faces similar hurdles in dealing with clients. One area within the client company wants his services to improve their performance. Another area sees him as an intruder into their "domain" and tries to create barriers to prevent him from having access to critical information to complete the project.
This is why corporations get more difficult to manage as they get larger... and why size does not necessarily mean "economies of scale".