“We don’t trust you”
That’s the subliminal message drilled every time you are groped by the guards at the mall entrance, DMRC metro stations, at the cinema halls and now much worse, at your workplace.
A level headed alien could take out a calculator and with that ALONE demonstrate that from an odds angle, the drive to any of the above places had a much much better chance of killing you than any lame terrorist threat that the above security theater hopes to prevent (they won’t anyway as Bombay demonstrated)
Every time you have to send an email to your manager for his approval for anything in the org, the message is “we don’t trust you”.
Innovation, exemplar performance and outside the box thinking will not germinate in such hardened soil.
Take the risk. Trust the people. Odds are they’ll live upto it.