I love this excerpt from Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership:

Be careful not to confuse processes with principles. Process is simply a method or way of doing things. Sometimes as organizations grow they get confused and stick by the letter of the law rather than the spirit of the law. People who never change the process, who worship process, are called bureaucrats. If your team can’t explain why you do something, you are filling your building full of bureaucrats and you have sown the beginning seeds of your destruction.