Calling the Policy Police

Sure, sometimes you have to write down the rules, but too many policies is a waste of time and makes employees feel you don't trust them

You might think that as a 25-year human resources leader, I'd be a big fan of policies. Lots of HR people are simply crazy for policies. They'll enact a new policy every day if you let them. I take the opposite view: The fewer policies, the better. What I've seen in my years in HR is that policies are expensive, in several important ways.

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