Upper Management Has The Right To Talk To Anyone, But They Should Not Chew Anyone Out Or Give Priorities!! ─ Law #31
Owners, directors, and bosses have the right to communicate with anyone in the company in search of information about company matters, but they must be sensitive to the impact of that conversation on those they speak with.
Any criticism, assignments, or establishing of priorities must be done directly with the employee’s immediate supervisor.
Many executives do not understand the leverage that goes with their position. Even small talk can prompt workers to change their priorities, possibly in conflict with those they have been given by their supervisor.