См.: порочный круг.
vicious cyclevicious cycle - A situation in which an undesirable effect (UDE) intensifies its cause, thereby making the UDE more and more undesirable.
Example: A situation in which projects are late and the organization releases new projects earlier and earlier in hopes of completing them by the due date. As the number of projects in execution increases, competition for resources increases, resulting in projects being completed later and later. The late completions result in more pressure to release subsequent projects even earlier.
Undesirable 50 Projects are completed Effect later (and later). Effect
Core driver 30 The number of project 40 Competition for in execution increases. resources increases. A
Injection 10 There is pressure to 20 We release new projects release projects earlier. early (and earlier).