We often ignore or dismiss the signs that our company is doing data wrong. This is because we are caught up in the day to day or simply because we lack awareness.
It is most certainly not an efficient way forward and in extreme cases can cause day to day operations to come to a screeching halt.
These symptoms left alone never get better. Companies who find themselves in this situation require foundational work in building a scalable data infrastructure. The end product of this infrastructure should be self service data reporting such that anyone in the company can answer non trivial data questions for themselves without depending on the data team.