Stupid Workplace Rules Can Hurt Your BusinessStupid workplace rules—those senseless bureaucratic policies and red tape common to many organizations—are a hassle for everyone involved.

Managers don’t like having to enforce stupid workplace rules.

Employees resent having to obey them.

While some policies are non-negotiable, particularly those relating to workplace safety, it’s worth thinking about those rules that complicate the workplace, rather than enhance it.

In an article for Open Forum, contributor Bruna Martinuzzi asks, “What can you do to make sense of workplace rules? What are some rules that you should consider and what rules do you need to discard?”

Here are some suggestions:


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