From this it is but a short step to viewing those who oppose liberal ideas or policies as hidebound traditionalists, bigots, or ignoramuses.
It needs someone immediately capable of cutting through the company's notoriously intractable bureaucracy and hidebound engineering culture.
This is almost radical stuff for a hidebound bureaucracy.
There's no magic formula that will transform a hidebound organization into one eager to adopt the latest software technology.
Far too many people adhere to the notion that the Army cannot transform from within, as we are too hidebound , too wedded to orthodoxy.
Even Germany, the Continent's largest and most hidebound economy, may soon see reform.
It's as if we are back in that newspaper office of 10 years ago, when Riddoch, unschooled in the resistant bureaucracy of getting out a daily paper, tried to change hidebound attitudes too quickly for comfort.
He needed to transform the entrenched corporate culture, which had become hidebound and overly bureaucratic.
It is nothing short of a revolution for a body seen by its critics as hidebound and conservative with a small ‘c’.
The depressing part was that the hidebound attitudes of the British officer class haven't changed much in more than 80 years.