Not only that, but criticizing the rules or not enforcing them (for example, not drawing attention to a person wearing inappropriate clothing) becomes a violation that itself requires punishment. Our relationship with rules seems unique to humans. Of course, many animals behave in very ritual ways – for example, the bizarre and complex courtship dances of various species of birds of paradise – but these patterns are ingrained in their genes and not invented by previous generations of birds. And while humans set and abide by punishing rule violations, chimpanzees — our closest relatives — don`t. Chimpanzees can retaliate if their food is stolen, but most importantly, they don`t usually punish food theft — even if the victim is a close relative. Some leaders tend to follow the spirit of the law or, in some cases, policy or rule. In short, this spirit means an interpretation of the law, rule or policy that justifies a person`s actions, even if that interpretation is not part of the law, rule or policy as written. Another school of thought is that there are always exceptions to the rule. You can be charged with a provincial crime if you do not follow the law. And then there`s the “slippage of rules”: rules are constantly being added and expanded, so that our individual freedom is increasingly restricted. Planning restrictions, safety rules, and risk assessments can add up endlessly and extend their reach far beyond the original intent. « Actions speak louder than words. » “The best leaders are the best followers.

A good place to start is to imagine life in a world without rules. Besides the fact that our bodies follow very strict and complex biological laws, without which we would all be condemned, the words I write now follow the rules of English. In the Byronian moments of artistic individualism, I might dream about freeing myself from it. But would this new linguistic freedom really do me any good or free my thoughts? Restrictions on renovating old buildings can be so strict that no renovation is possible and buildings collapse. Environmental assessments of new forests can be so severe that it becomes almost impossible to plant trees. Drug discovery regulations can be so burdensome that a potentially valuable drug is abandoned. The road to hell is paved not only with good intentions, but also with rules that impose those good intentions, regardless of the consequences. You follow your leader`s instructions and get a short-term result. However, you may have only created long-term consequences, which could result in financial complaints, security and OSHA breaches to execute shipments, or poor service for postal customers.

The rules, like good policing, should have our approval. So maybe the best advice is to follow the rules, but always ask why. Imagine the consequences if job managers made regular exceptions for not following rules or guidelines regarding safety, proper recording of employee hours of work, use of the occupational therapy management program, reporting mail volume, joint statement on violence and behaviour in the workplace, sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Employees could suffer not only physical, but also financial and psychological harm. Despite our protests to the contrary, the rules seem to be firmly entrenched in our DNA. In fact, our species` ability to cling to arbitrary rules and enforce them is critical to our success as a species. If each of us had to set each rule from scratch (why we drive left in some countries and right in others; why we say please and thank you), our minds would stop. Instead, we are able to learn the extremely complex systems of linguistic and social norms without asking too many questions – we just absorb the way we do it here.” A few decades ago, it was widely accepted that the generic pronoun in the written language is masculine: he/he/being. This rule has rightly been largely repealed. But it has also been replaced – not by the absence of rules, but by a different and broader set of rules that governs our use of pronouns.

The problem with anarchy, however, is that it is inherently unstable – people constantly and spontaneously generate new rules of behavior, communication, and economic exchange, and they do so as quickly as the old rules are dismantled. Postal workers, including CASs and postal managers, have numerous postal laws, manuals, manuals, letters of intent (MOUs), national union agreements, wage packages and management instructions that are filled with guidelines or rules to follow in the performance of their duties. It is these policies and rules that maintain order in the postal service to ensure that we work efficiently, effectively, safely and with integrity. She found that humans collectively set rules about how many, where and when a person can graze; who receives how much water and what to do if the resource is limited; Who monitors who and what rules resolve disputes. These rules are not only invented by leaders and imposed from the top down, but often arise unsolicited from the need for mutually acceptable social and economic interactions. Have you ever encountered the following situations? You will receive instructions from your manager not to allow overtime penalty (P-OT), no full-day overtime, to ensure all carriers are off the road by 6pm, EAS employees must deliver mail or do not require late shipments from the factory. Compliance with these instructions may require a violation of one or more postal rules, policies or collective agreements. Exceptions occur, such as changing a work schedule to accommodate a doctor`s appointment, having someone register for training or events after the deadline, etc. However, common sense must prevail when exceptions are made. Legislation, rules, policies, MIs and agreements are established for a specific purpose and are intended to be followed by senior management and those who lead them.

Some – Lewis Carroll in his poem Jabberwocky, for example – have made a certain literary anarchy a success. But overall, breaking the rules of my language makes me incoherent and not so unleashed. The urge to overturn stifling, unfair or simply unnecessary rules is entirely justified. But without some rules – and a certain tendency for us to abide by them – society would quickly slide into pandemonium. Indeed, many social scientists would regard our tendency to create, respect and enforce rules as the foundation of social and economic life. But as a behavioral scientist, I believe it`s not really the rules, norms, and customs in general that are the problem – it`s the unjustified rules. Perhaps the tricky and important part is differentiating between the two. Here, too, actions speak louder than words. If a leader is unwilling to follow an organization`s established policies and rules, but demands that everyone else do so, this hypocrisy will weaken the trust of those who report or seek advice from that particular leader. Essentially, the leadership that was once won is now being lost.

In my opinion, when someone in a leadership role does not follow established guidelines and rules, it sends a mixed – usually bad – message to those who are being led. “Do as I say, not as I do it” may not be the best mantra for a leader. Again, this sends the wrong message because it gives members of the chain of command the impression that it is acceptable for a leader to break the rules and guidelines, but not everyone else does the same. Many norms of everyday life perform exactly the same function as the rules of the game – they tell us what “movements” we can and cannot do. The conventions of “favor” and “thank you” that seem so boring to young children are indeed arbitrary – but the fact that we have such conventions, and perhaps critically, that we agree on what they are, is part of what keeps our social interactions running smoothly. Also note that there are rules, guidelines and management agreements that postal management must follow regarding CAS employees. These include proper handling of involuntary transfers, timely approval of leave requests from EAS, provision of ELM 650 entitlements and recovery complaints, emergency mediation, and additional compensation for specially exempt CAS employees, to name a few. If the broadcast line violates these rules and guidelines, contact your local NAP representative to resolve these issues. These are just a few leadership quotes I found on the Internet. True leadership is deserved.

Once won, to maintain a leadership role, a leader must follow the rules. Here`s the scoop: Also consider how rules are the essence of sports, games, and puzzles, even though their purpose is supposed to be fun. The rules of chess, for example, can throw a tantrum when I want “castle” to get out of control, but find that they say I can`t; or if I find your pawn coming from my side of the chessboard and turning into a queen, rook, knight or bishop.

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