In the private sector, you are trained and expected to interact with people from all walks of life with different personalities and experiences. In academia, instead of engaging with that person, you can immediately right [sic] them off as having a personality disorder and no one will fight you on it.
Seriously? Academia tolerates weirdos and kooks and oddities way more than most professions. The guy down the hall from me has pants with stains on them, every pair of shoes he owns has holes, and his office is such a hoarder's den that can't imagine how bad his garage is. He has tenure, everyone tolerates his quirks, etc. That doesn't happen in other professions.
If anything the problem with academia is the exact opposite: combine tons of freedom in scheduling with a toleration for antisocial behavior, toss in the force geographical dispersion we go through in grad school and the market, and you've got the perfect recipe for people not having any interventions.
In fact, if you are a person in a position of power, you will have a bunch of cronies agreeing with you. This is what needs to change in academia.
This is said by someone who never worked in a non-academic profession. The ability to challenge your superiors is far, far higher in academia than banking, law, etc.