In 2001 the Wall St Journal reported on Neal Patterson, the CEO of Cerner Corporations who sent this email to his firm’s 400 managers.
“We are getting less than 40 hours of work from a large number of our ‘employees.’ The parking lot is sparsely used at 8:00 a.m.; likewise at 5:00 p.m. … Hell will freeze over before this CEO implements another employee benefit in this culture. … If you are the problem, pack your bags … I am giving you two weeks to fix this. My measurement will be the parking lot. It should be substantially full at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m … You have two weeks. Tick-tock.”
Within hours this email was on the net & the stock plummeted 22%!
Chose your communication medium carefully.