There is always a thin line between:
- confidence and arrogance
- dressing smartly and overdressing
- pointing out the details and nitpicking
- loosely coupled business unit and emergence of chaos in company
- spending on comfort and spending on luxury
Different people will see you on different side of the line for any of your action. Judging people is highly subjective and depends primarily on evaluator’s perception. Whichever side of the line you are, you are better off there instead of moving to other side of the line just for people’s sake. So do what you feel like irrespective of what people might perceive which side of the line you are. Because, always, few people might feel you are wrong and few people might feel you are right.
An organisation should always seek feedback continuously, reassess its stance and act judiciously. But don’t give too much importance to people’s perceptions; if you feel you are doing it right just carry on.