management that is careless or inefficient; "he accomplished little due to the mismanagement of his energies"
(mismanage) manage badly or incompetently; "The funds were mismanaged"
The process or practice of managing ineptly, incompetently, or dishonestly
A collective term covering acts of waste and abuse. Extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of Government funds or the consumption or misuse of Government property or resources, resulting from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions. ...
Hash officials; sometimes elected, sometimes appointed
really really stupid actions, plus quite possibly some obfuscation to save face.