What is more important: getting work done or saving face?

Do you do the same thing over and over again? Sitting at the production line, going through the motions? At times most of the risk assessments end up looking just the same. Something goes in and after 10 revisions the end product does not resemble the inputs, because you need to present someone in a good light? Despite gaping holes in their risk stature?

How often do you find your opinions tempered “for the good of all”? How often does “do not rock the boat” end up in the boat sinking? Did we learn anything from Toyota’s “do not rock the boat and question senior management” debacle where then world largest carmaker did the world largest recall?