In many anime where a protagonist makes it to the top of an organization, they are often seen diligently sitting at a desk signing documents, and often times they will attempt to escape. Sometimes this is only an episode or 2, other times it's a running trope throughout the series. For example, Tessa from Full Metal Panic (MAL), Sion from Legend of Legendary Heroes (MAL), and Bezelbub from Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama. (MAL).
Is this a trope specific to anime, Japanese Culture, or something else? I'm only familiar with it in anime, though I suspect it's a cultural thing from Japan.