3/4/19 Cannot see the forest for the trees

To say the idiom cannot see the forest for the trees means that a person or organization cannot see the big picture because the focus is too much on the details. It would be like someone needing to paint an entire house in one day, but spending half the day on picking out the right color.

The answer is not that difficult if one would stop looking at the proverbial tree, but stand away and look at the forest instead.