Sunday, November 28, 2010

Keeping Sailors Better Informed

"I think if we kept Sailors better informed of what is happening in their organization, it would make them feel part of the organization instead of being just workers.  They are contributors and contributing because they want to.  If they are kept informed, they will know why something has to be done without having to ask or wonder why.  While I would agree that the concept that unless emergency situations dictate otherwise, the chain of command should be followed.  I do think that sometimes some of our junior officers use the concept as a crutch by waiting for the chain of command to make a decision and get the job underway, as opposed to taking some initiative and responsibility and starting the job.  Follow the chain of command, but don't use it as an excuse to put off directing that necessary action be taken."

Fifth Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Billy Sanders

From:  NAVAL LEADERSHIP - Voices of experience

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