Matt: Brian is enforcing the open door policy!
Neil: Oh Gawd!
A "policy" in a corporation that purports to invite open communications with middle management by stating their door is always open as a matter of policy. However, it's just human resources bullshit, as such feedback is almost universally NOT desired by the managers, 90% of whom will see such interruptions as wasting time.
Because it is not really a policy, it's a statement that is designed to lull employees into the womb of contentment while not actually accomplishing anything.
See also closed door policy.
"Hey, doesn't your department have an Open Door Policy?"
"Are you kidding? They just say that because it sounds friendly. If I bitched to my manager about this, I'd be shown the door."
2. A policy, that parents create, in which they leave their door open so their teenage children can't tell what nights they are having sex and what nights they aren't.
Dude 2: Really? That sucks!
Dude 1: Yeah, she really shafts me with that open door policy.
2. Dude 1: Ugch! I was up all night!
Dude 2: I can tell, you look like a zombie!
Dude 1: Yeah, my parents were going at it last night and tried to trick us with the Open Door Policy. They failed miserably and my mother's moans could be heard across the universe.
Home owner (ex-con): If you're gonna stay here you're gonna have to abide by the Open Door Policy.
House guest: What the hell you talkin' about?!
Home owner (ex-con): Ever since I did that 6 months in Statesville, I can't have any doors closed in my house. I get to feeling like I'm locked in and I bug the fuck out, Dogg. The Open Door Policy is as much for your safety as for mine.
House guest: That seems fair, homie.