Many business leaders find there is a lack of discipline and engagement when the “boss” is not present. Although not always the case it is true work places experience a changed culture when the supervisor is absent.
In those that do not it is a matter of employee’s understanding their value to the organization and have made a commitment to a shared vision of success.
Keep in mind that the “cat-away” culture may not be a bad culture. Many times the mice get their work done quickly so they play their games.