Department Heads and division officers in superior wardrooms are key to setting and maintaining standards. Standards are clear and consistent. People know what is important and what is not. Enforcement of standards is done with an eye for fairness and justice. Goals are continuously improved upon. They are realistic, but always maintained at a high level. Once a challenge is met, Sailors are given positive feedback and another appropriately challenging goal is set.
Feedback, both positive and negative, on goals is a hallmark of top commands. Activities are monitored on a regular basis. Performance problems do not get out of hand because they are remedied at the first sign of difficulty. Everyone is encouraged to take responsibility for enforcing standards and seeing that things are done right in the command.