Policy doesn't matter as long as you are "producing". You can brake all sorts of rules as long as you keep getting the job done.
The second your stats go down, THEN ALL OF A FUCKING SUDDEN people remember that you have not been following policy for months.
Especially in management. If you want...
I'll just add that beside the "topdown conspiracy" you mentioned, there is also "horizontal secrecy". By that I mean departments competing with one another and various organizations inside scientology eliberatly not sharing information with one another. OSA and Inv case in point.