Management Rights and Responsibilities
It is the supervisor's responsibility to hire and develop quality employees so that minimal discipline is necessary.
The following is a list of management rights and responsibilities:
- Be responsive to individual needs and facilitate individual growth;
- Determine the work to be done and the performance expectations;
- Assure that the employee has the ability, tools, and resources to perform the job;
- Determine the staffing, methods, processes, and means by which work will be performed;
- Establish and change work schedules and hours of operation as needed;
- Be fair and treat employees equitably;
- Set standards in accordance with SPG, labor agreements, and laws;
- Review classification descriptions and assign work fairly to each individual;
- Determine the necessary qualifications of those who will perform work in your unit;
- Determine key competencies and be consistent;
- Change or introduce new operations, methods and processes;
- Use facts and data to support operational changes while facilitating staff input;
- Assign, transfer, promote, demote, release and layoff employees;
- Suspend, discipline, and discharge employees as needed;
- Follow policies and let employees know where they stand on a timely basis;
- Evaluate yourself!
Importance of Feedback and Progressive Discipline:
- If you don't correct poor behavior, the employee assumes it's acceptable.
- As they say, "feedback is the breakfast of champions!"
- Employees need to know where they stand at all times.
- Progressive discipline may be time-consuming and require commitment to correct a problem. However, it is fair, will produce better work and contributes to an orderly work environment.