Stupid Rules

Knee jerk decisions usually result in stupid rules.
What just happened?
How can we fix it?
Create rule.
Set up consequences.
Monitor and punish.

If we make the punishment severe enough, everyone will follow the new rule. Over time this builds a culture of resentment, constraint, and apathy – “I don’t know why. Management is stupid; they just want to make my job harder. Oh well, this is how we do things around here”. Our companies and organizations are not machines. Even though, when all the pieces are moving correctly in a manufacturing environment, it almost looks like one.

The most valuable asset in any organization is PEOPLE!
People generate ideas.
People produce great products.
People give fantastic service.

Stupid rules reduce people to cogs in a machine.
Trust me! The people you want in your organization, don’t want to be cogs.

And Saul answered, God do so and more also: for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan.

1 Samuel 14:44 KJV

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