Our Summary: Being very strict on small details in the workplace leads to the establishment of a more disciplined and professional culture when it comes to big issues. Specific examples of where managers ought to step up are late meetings and missed deadlines.
Our Take: The philosophy behind the article is certainly sound; it is vital that an organization be serious about deadlines, meetings, and the like. Such an attitude will lead to more focused and motivated teams, and in the long term, better results. There is, however, such a thing as being too serious. In this article, our author may be guilty of just that. Continue reading