Quite. To give an example from a Red Army division commander memoir: in the prep for the L'vov-Sandomierz Operation his rifle division was selected for the initial assault (the honour!). This entailed carrying out lengthy recces along its front line to ID all German strongpoints and whatnot to be able to plaster them appropriately with the heavy stuff that came in support. So a few days before kick-off, Konev shows up at the divisional CP and berates him for not having fulfilled the expected norm of identified strongpoints. The flogging done, he left, suggesting that if the rate of ID'd German strongpoints did not improve substantially, he would assign the artillery to a division that had done a better job. The implication of course being that in that case, this particular division could go into the assault with no support.
An extra effort was made.
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