WHAT IF organizational values and work ethics governed police agencies' operations instead of rules, regulations, policies and procedures? What would be different?
• Place management and members on critical issues on the same page and the same side of the page?
• Flip the burden of paperwork from management to employees when their performance needs improvement?
• Make it easier and less costly for a toxic employee to voluntarily leave or retire - without a pay-off - rather than staying with the organization?
• Eliminate the burden and need for traditional systems that are high-risk, consistently contested, punitive in progressive discipline, and subject-based?
• Make a performance the first basis over all other criteria for promotions, shifts assignments, vacation choices, lay-offs, and reductions in the workforce?
• Establish and enforce productivity standards - without using quotas?
• Have a single litmus test to ensure employees that no managerial decision (bargaining or otherwise) will be made that doesn't advantage the majority of employees who do a good job every day?
• Have defensible criteria for effectively evaluating the "rightness" of all discretionary decisions?
What Would be Needed?
A change in the organization's 'Method of Operations' and an objective method for measuring and evaluating performance. Agencies must move from managing employees to managing the employee's performance to which they were hired to accomplish.
VMA - Honors was specifically designed to fulfill these needs.