Something to think about: If you make your employees jump through hoops before they’re able to act, you are effectively erecting roadblocks and telling them no. Dan Rockwell encourages leaders to create a hoop free zone, because fewer hoops fuel passion.
If you’ve got an interest in science, and some time to spare, I would recommend this talk given by Pastor Will Little to you. Why Jesus Creates: Science. Pastor Little is a scientist, with a PhD in biomaterials and currently working in the field, while he also serves as a pastor at Mars Hill Church Downtown Seattle. He rejects the narrative that science and Christianity can’t rationally coexist, and does a good job defending his position historically and intellectually. It’s worth watching.