There Is Always A Workaround
There isn’t always a straight line between knowing what you want to do and knowing how to get it done. Frequently there are roadblocks and hurdles and red-tape and 3-foot thick walls made from binders filled with company policies and procedures that prevent you from making things happen. Part of the process of figuring things out may involve finding a workaround.
And there is always a workaround
People might not like your workaround. Co-workers may complain (especially if you get something done they failed to accomplish), your bosses may not be happy with the process you used (but will usually be happy with the result), and you might have to call in a favor or burn a bridge or two — but there is always a way to get something done (in spite of the established system) if you really need to do so.
Just because there is a workaround doesn’t mean you need to exploit it
Knowing the cost of working outside the system is paramount to making your decision to do so. When I worked in traditional media there was an expected way of doing things. An accepted hierarchy to “the way we do things around here”. To thumb your nose at those rules was to tempt fate, invite excommunication from the powers that be, and to risk expulsion — but if the system is an anchor weighing down the entire establishment, if you don’t mind banishment when it comes (and it probably will) then why allow yourself to be restrained by archaic rules and restrictions.
A workaround is just one more way of breaking down the wall you’ve been banging your head against.