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This information is intended to convey the underlying concepts for Reclamation's decision processes. It is not mandatory.
See the Reclamation Manual for official Reclamation-wide requirements.

Reclamation's Decision Process Guide

Right People--Right Job


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Don't let a greedy dragon guard your treasure.

Hitting the problem straight on will be more effective than letting it slide and worsen.

To solve a problem, people need to work together effectively and efficiently. If people are not doing their job, replace them.

Periodic reviews are absolutely essential. Is the job being done? Are problems being anticipated and solved? Is there effective communication among the decisionmaker, the implementor, the team, and affected publics? Acknowledge the efforts made and celebrate the successes.

If some people do not fit in the assigned roles and tasks, some shifting may be needed. Examine the qualities that led to their selection. What are their strong areas? Check to ensure that the assigned group or person can do the task without bias. They may be more comfortable and effective if they are placed in another role that more closely fits their skills and abilities. Involve them in their reassignment

If key people aren't involved, keep sending them information and inviting them to the table. Document this. If they later say they have been ignored, ishow the actions you've taken to accommodate them.


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