Driven by market forces, organisations struggle to produce more or better with less. In times of crisis that seems to grow into a condition for survival. And yet, clearing all inefficiencies or not the right ones, could have just the opposite effect.
(Through the lenses of Ashby's law: Both organisms and the social systems they create need some excess of variety in any given moment to have requisite variety for their viability in the long run.)
Some inefficiency is not just good to have,
it is needed for survival.