The Tool Kit: Open Access to HP Tools
It was company policy at Hewlett-Packard that employees have open access to tools and parts. Bill and Dave believed that allowing employees freedom in pursuing work projects and hobbies that could aid their professional performance was good for the company. One day, Bill came in on a weekend to find a storeroom padlocked. He promptly came back with a pair of bolt cutters, snapped the lock off, and left a signed note dictating that the door should never be locked again.
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