Got any proof that it affected their work ?Its hard to say, I can only guess that last minute crew changes and demotions affected all the officers, not to mention the officer which was booted out of the vessel and left in ahurry, some thing had to give, in this case the Binoculars went missing and I suspect its not the only thing that went wrong.
I think you'll find there isn't any.
Remember Wilde was only to be on the Titanic for her first few voyages. After that he was getting his own command and Murdoch would be back as chief. It's a non story.