Asshole Driven Development
I think Scott has a really big book outlined by this blog entry. My last company featured 90% of the listed management techniques at any given meeting.
I don't even know where to start. Perhaps a job at one of the nicer places.
I suspect it all springs from enforcing engineering style management on what is inherently a creative process. You can get a room full of painters and force them to turn out the same dreck over an over again. But a copy machine would be faster and cheaper and the painters know it.
Here's a fun story that I witnessed second hand (warning: asshole management and hookers!). The iMind Debacle