Last week I wrote about how that legalism is not limited to the realm of the religious. In response I received several lively comments detailing what legalism is and is not, but I never got a single example of how it could be exhibited in the workplace.
Yes, there are plenty of religious people trying to earn their way to heaven with good works. There are plenty who judge others by man-made lists of do’s and don’ts.
However, like I said last week, “…there are plenty of other ways people can become legalistic in their treatment of others and the jobs they perform. And, quite frankly, many people run the risk of great harm because of legalism in the workplace.“
So, let’s look at a good example with which I am very familiar – the school bus pre-trip.