We build things so that the world outside becomes like the world we long for on the inside.
People and situations change, but built-things don’t, not very easily.
So people build something that they fit perfectly into. And then they change, or somebody else does. Then they don’t fit, or the built-thing doesn’t fit, or something.
So when people or the times are wrecking havoc on whatever-the-built-thing-is (I’m trying really hard not to say ‘organisation’), they are actually wrecking havoc on the person who built it. If it doesn’t work any more, and it was designed to fit you perfectly, does that mean you don’t work anymore?
So rules of thumb for builders: only build something that you are prepared to give away. In fact, build it to fit other people, not yourself.