Topic: Coding standards without control?

A recent poll asked if programming standards are used by development organisations... and if they are controlled.

None.........................20%
Yes, but without control.....49%
Yes, with control............31%

Participants: 369

Source: Methods & Tools (http://www.methodsandtools.com)

A majority of the participating organisations have coding standards... and a majority does not control them ;o) What is the situation at your location? Does this lack of control really hurt?