If it’s not written down
it’s not a rule.
Corporate cultures have a way of generating their own set of urban myths, bogus policies and unsubstantiated so-called truths. At best, these faux facts constrain the way we work, at worst, they actually destroy innovation, efficiency and competitiveness.
Do yourself a favor and don’t assume, just because you heard it, that a particular supposed rule or policy is actually a bona fide rule or policy. Do a little detective work and check your corporate and/or HR manuals and with department heads about the validity of a policy you’re unsure about.
Respect authority but question it mercilessly.