Excessive reliance on fashionable solutions to problems

Habitual responses to problems
For responses to problems to appear credible, especially to government agencies and funding agencies which have established methods and procedures for the problems within their mandates, there is considerable pressure for solutions to conform to a pre-existing pattern. Alternatively, when some new approach has received wide publicity as being successful, it becomes fashionable as a way of demonstrating that fresh approaches are being used. In neither case are the agencies capable of exploring new solutions on their own merits and in terms of their appropriateness to the problem. Innovation is thus severely inhibited whilst creating the impression of openness to it.
(F) Fuzzy exceptional problems