It reminds me of when I used to work in the restaurant industry. I worked at a number of places. I found that each one had their "thing", and thought they were more efficient, better than the rest, etc. because of their "thing". One place insisted that people wear latex gloves for every single task. Another insisted that we have chain gloves whenever we touched the meat slicer. Another insisted that we wash our hands and wipe down our station every hour, on the hour. Another had special bleach-water buckets under the counter at every station, with bartowels in them, and insisted the water be changed every hour.
I found most of that to be substitutes for skill and good technique. Vinyl/latex gloves are unnecessary in restaurant work if the people actually wash their hands frequently!!
Anyway it was annoying- but the Pointy-Haired Boss exists in every profession. They always have their "things" that they think are SO important and SO vital, and make their company better than the rest. Puh-leeze.
I always complied as much as I could, certainly when the PHB and other toadies were looking, and sometimes followed my own fashion of actual SKILL the rest of the time. Although, I am one for following the rules of a place, even if they are stupid rules (and don't harm anything), because I believe it is the moral thing to do.