I once reviewed a company that had a procedure on how to properly write an email. It told everyone the appropriate font, text size, color, and structure. Do you think they were being terrorized by rainbow colored, Helvetica messages? Or did someone in HR just have too much time on their hands one day?
As a communications specialist whose worked in multinational corporations it’s all about branding the right tone to clients (external communications). But your paragraph did make me laugh. Have we become the “nanny state of conscious?” Where there are so many rules it takes a few months to learn them all. And where you lose your own sense of self in the process. – good job on the article.