Our company has a strict policy that employees need to be in the office by 9:00am or they have to take a PTO day. I personally think this is absurd. (We're all professionals here, and I don't care if somebody rolls in late as long as they get all of their work done).
I've noticed one of my employees often comes in around 9:30am. He's an above average performer and I know he works late every day. I really don't want to give this employee a hard time about being late, especially since I don't care. He's doing a great job and I want him to continue doing whatever he is doing.
So in a situation like this, is it better to enforce company policy to be compliant? Or should I just quietly ignore this and pretend like I don't notice him coming in late? I'm new to management and I'm still trying to figure out what my greater responsibility is: ensuring company guidelines are met or creating a high functioning effective team?