I always find it interesting when employees decide to “work-to-rule”. It’s a smart strategy that unions use as a tool in negotiation. A group of employees following the letter of the law is a powerful message; the system slows right down to a crawl.
It’s proof that for the most part, we don’t follow all of the rules. Effective leaders understand which rules are key to enforcing and which ones are helpful only in specific situations.
Richard Branson shared, “Management is about maintaining processes, disciplines, and systems. Where managers keep the rules, leaders have to be willing to break them, or at least find creative ways around them.”
5 Unspoken Rules of Being a Manager | FastCompany
First, Break All the Rules | BusinessInsider
40 Years of Leadership Taught Me 3 Rules That All Managers Should Follow | Inc.
How to Run a Company With (almost) No Rules | TEDTalks | Ricardo Semler
[MMM] Are you waiting or creating? | CareerJoy Blog
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