Your employees are not mind readers or fortune tellers, and your business is not a free-form venue for experimentation, or a place where individual preference based on mood, time of the day, or random circumstance can rule the day. Your purpose and methodology must be clear, concise, consistent, and understood by everyone involved. Aim for a workplace that is orderly and efficient.
Source: Ten steps to workplace success: http://www.startupnation.com/blogs/index.php/2008/07/25/ten-steps-to-workplace-success/
Contributed by: ~C4Chaos