Steve Denning describes why management refuses to buy into Agile.
One argument is that "Agile doesn't fit our organizational culture." Steve states that Agile is more important than your company's culture.
When the culture doesn’t fit Agile, the solution is not to reject Agile. The solution is to change the organizational culture.
The world and marketplace has changed; everything is moving at a faster pace. So the org's culture needs to align with Agile.
In today’s marketplace, they will need to change their culture or they will die. They need to become Agile.