The Easiest Hard Rule to Follow

"If you pass one tiny piece of paper on the ground, without picking it up, you’re fired."

"At least, that’s the story I heard once about a standard for employees at Disneyland. Apparently they had figured out how many less human resources they needed to keep the place clean, if it was kept spotless. Think about it: where will you be more inclined to throw a gum wrapper—on totally clean grounds or somewhere where there’s trash already?

"That’s true around our houses and offices, too. If you’ve already broken the code, and left unclarified, unorganized “stuff” lying around, you’ll easily (let’s say even automatically and unconsciously) leave more of it."