How rigid should companies be with employees' use of time?
At my office, we have two people with management oversight, and they have very different approaches. One is pretty easy-going, assigns tasks and expects them done on time. The other, and I am not exaggerating, has screamed "Shut up!" at the top of her lungs when she felt people were talking too much, has thrown things across the office, kicked a trash can across the office, and docked multiple employees' pay without telling them for checking Facebook (including the person in charge of social media). We are not talking about a factory, assembly line environment here, we are talking about people who code, writers, visual artists, basically a range of creative class individuals. I have my own feelings about which approach is more effective, but I wonder what other people think is the best approach. How much latitude should employees be allowed in how they use their time at work?