Slippage of governing mandate
Loss of original organizational principles
Institutions, such as governments, organizations and associations, suffer a loss of their original vitality over time. Very few can maintain the constantly renewing vitality that could be called sustainable. This seems partly the result of failure to meet original objectives, decay of individual energy and commitment, impoverishment of vision, irrelevance in the face of society and several other factors.
At some time in the life cycle of virtually every organization, its ability to succeed in spite of itself runs out.