Sunday, March 8, 2009

In The Dream World of Navy Detailing

During his remarks, the head detailer discussed his three guiding principles:
  1. love our Sailors
  2. lean toward yes, and
  3. do the right thing.

“The first of these guiding principles is to love our Sailors. With this in mind, we treat every Sailor as a valued asset, with dignity and respect. We have provided and will continue to provide world-class HR (human resource) services and show them every day that the Navy is a great organization to be a part of. Saying ‘love our Sailors’ is unexpected, emotional, and it is a message that Sailors truly understand."

“Our second guiding principle is that we lean toward yes. Our default setting has been adjusted and set to ‘YES’. By making this change, we have constantly challenged assumptions and the status quo in pursuit of excellence. A positive culture has been created here at Navy Personnel Command where the easy answer is not always the right answer and we are willing to point that out.”

“The third and final principle is that we do the right thing. By upholding the highest standards of honesty, transparency, fairness, and responsibility we have increased the efficiency and effectiveness of this organization. We have carefully balanced our responsibility to be good stewards of the government, while always considering how best to serve the Navy, our Sailors, and their families.”

Okay, so it's not really that way. But we can dream, right?

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