Insist on doing everything through "channels". Never permit shortcuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.
Haggle over precise wordings of communications, minutes, resolutions.
Advocate "caution". Be "reasonable" and urge your fellow-conferees to be "reasonable" and avoid haste which might result in embarrassments or difficulties later on.Many of these ring true for many large conglomerates in the modern age. Decisions require many layers of approval, meetings need to be accurately documented and a seeming reluctance to accept risk in the short-term for fear of repercussions in the longer-term. By my measure these quotes portray a pretty accurate picture of today's largest corporations. My point? Quotes sourced from: "Simple Sabotage", 1944, Central Intelligence Agency