Consequences matter. I experience this in my role as a parent, employee, and friend. If you are in a position where you must establish and set rules and cultural boundaries please make sure you understand how to implement incentives and enforce consequences for people’s actions. I’ve written about this before, and I still think it is one of the most important aspects of being in a leadership position. If you want people to embrace responsbility and autonomy you must setup a fair system for them to operate in. The rules must be known and enforced. In the absence of a fair system you can watch a team quickly break down, and people will prioritize their own survival first. This is not a situation you ever want to be in.