I don’t often agree with DHH, the opinionated creator of Ruby on Rails. But in this case I do agree with him. A B- [work] environment merits [a] B- effort. If you want your employees to go the extra mile for you you have to treat them with the respect and freedom they deserve and create the right environment. If your work environment is not the best you should not feel the need to give your absolute all back. This is something I can identify with. I hope one day I can give some employees that A+ environment that lets them shine.