When I stumbled across this article and in particular the headline I was intrigued...however after reading through results is makes sense. 

I am sure we can all remember when we were younger pushing the boundaries with our parents knowing if we got away with something we were more likely to get away with it again. Same thing takes place in the workplace. 

It's human nature and something I see a lot of good leaders balance well. Knowing when to be lenient and when to set expectations.