On Lake Avenue in Saratoga, there is a hill at a traffic light where I am waiting for someone to pull so close that I accidentally back into them because they are too close to me. It’s frustrating; I leave a couple yards between me and the car in front of me to prevent that car from backing in to me, yet the cars behind me always find the need to park as close as possible with no regard for safety.
At the workplace, a similar situation arises when too much emphasis is placed on looking over the shoulders of those who work for you. When employees feel that every single move they make is being watched, it creates a situation where mistakes may happen and frustrations may grow.
Whether its at work or on the road, leave a little space between you and the person in front of you, and you’ll find it will add a sense of calm to the well-being of all.