Workers (like prisoners) can become institutionalized.
When a worker is exposed to an environment where every decision is made for them, you end up with employees that don’t think for themselves.
Micro-management, strict policy and aggressive bosses all contribute to this culture.
It’s fine if you want to dictate every move that your employees make. It’s fine if you want your company to have the vision of just a single person.
But if you want to build an enterprise that grows and becomes it’s own entity. If you want to build a business that combines the ideas and experience of the many and thrives and changes in turbulent times.
Then you need to set your workers free. you need to allow them to make decisions.
Remove the shackles. Hire people who are bigger than you are.