Prophet of Profit
Kind of defeated the purpose of the normal approval process for documents to be released for use in their final form, didn't it?Jim Howe said:Years ago at Firestone I headed up the manufacturing phase of a new pre-cure facility. It consisted of a 1,000,000 (ev) electron accellerator. The beam of electrons was accelerated and directed to the target rubber goods and in the process (radiation chemistry) pre-cured the rubber goods. Because it was new I was tasked with writing job descriptions for each position including my own. Upon completion I submitted to HR and requested that the final edited versions be made available to me for concurrence and final approval.
HR copped an attitude and I was never permitted to see the very descriptions I penned!
When we encounter such roadblocks to efficiency, we often wonder whether the "policy" is real or whether the employee charged with interpreting and implementing the policy received sufficient training to do the job adequately.
I have dozens of anecdotal tales in every occupation where the individual making the "wrong" decision was unable to produce "documentation" for his/her interpretation. The problem is compounded by "fear" on the part of the wrongdoer of being detected as incompetent and so "copping an attitude" is a defense mechanism to distract from the detection process.
Lay this at the door of management without a periodic review of processes and procedures to determine they follow the original plan or if changes ought to be made to the original plan.