A beating goes a long way and vise versa. From car-washers to the BOD, the entire company is incompetent and in need of punishment in the eyes of the unreasonable. A loader that loads one package incorrectly is incompetent. A driver that makes one bad delivery is incompetent. A supervisor with one payroll error is incompetent. A manager the makes one bad decision is incompetent. A division manager with one OSHA violation is incompetent. A district manager with one big customer that's not satisfied is incompetent. And so on... In the eyes of most humans, when one consistently does almost everything right, almost all the time, they are considered highly skilled and highly effective. They receive praise and reward. They are happy and they work hard to to be as successful as possible. Here, the same outcome results in mental, verbal or disciplinary beatings. Instead of being happy because they are successful, they become demoralized and bitter. They feel that nothing they do is good enough. There is no reason to perform at their highest capability. Productivity, morale and profits suffer. This is perhaps the number one flaw within the company. Its a culture driven from the top. It makes it way all the way down to the part-time hourlies and then reverses direction. The result is a demotivated workforce at all levels. It's clearly evident. Reward and positive feedback is rare to non-existent. Negative feedback and negative actions are common. When the company begins to understand people are motivated by positive experiences and demotivated by negative experiences, it will achieve levels of success that will never be achieved and sustained through forced compliance tactics and punishment. It was said long ago that "determined men (people) working together can achieve anything." This is still true today. The bigger question now is - what makes people determined? Is it frequent beating or motivation by positive reinforcement?