Credentialism is a current destructive flaw in corporate America. All hat no cattle. When we consistently question whether those with Ivy League degrees know what they are doing, they point to their credentials, not to the value they created.
I worked with a team of mostly Ivy League attorneys. Gave them the benefit of the doubt in terms of their competence. They were consistently experts at being "professorial". That is asking tons of questions, using off-putting, pretentious words and
being condescending when anyone dared challenge them.
Completely ineffective in adding value to the organization. Lawsuits lost, poor decision making, failure to create operational excellence.
But they still use those big words. (and mock you behind your back if you are not one of them).