I am fortunate that the “Shut Up and Code” mantra does not affect my current job (much). I actually am consulted in most technology decisions, and implementations often follow my recommendations. But I’ve seen this at more than one organization:
The “shut up and code” philosophy is nothing new — I’ve seen it since becoming a developer in 1984. The “shut up and code” philosophy dictates that the IT manager first asks developers for input into what tools they will use, then disregards all that advice in favor of advice from one of his golf buddies.