We often use the metaphor “elephant in the room” to describe something that everyone is aware of, but no one is willing to directly confront. Whether that’s your uncle’s obvious alcoholism at the holiday celebration, or the fact that the company values don’t align with the behavior of managers, it’s tempting to just look the other way and wait for the problem to fall away.
That said, ignoring the issue, problem, or hurdle isn’t going to make it go away. It just makes it more and more difficult to address it later on.
Do you want to invest in making it better now, or spend more later when something breaks?