the field of world policy I would dedicate this Nation to the policy of the good
neighbour. Franklin D. Roosevelt
give overall guidance to managers, employees and external parties. Whereas
core values operate at an ethical, moral and strategic level; policies, whilst
conforming to the core values, operate at a practical, pragmatic and tactical
whole point of having policies is to give direction in decision making on a
day-to-day basis and to obviate the need to continually obtain clarification
from superiors. The policies under which people work should be documented and
enforced. Everyone should adhere to them and an explanation given for every
exception – otherwise why bother having them?
Some policies, such as reporting theft to the police, may be mandatory.
Others - paying suppliers within 30 days - may be called policies, but could be
just targets. Some examples follow:
in a style compatible with neighbouring properties.
plc: Giving direct
financial support to community organizations and projects.
to negotiate with hostage takers.
Hiring staff in their 50s (who have high levels of commitment and well-developed
(Two passengers at an airport) “Our policy is not to pay small suppliers until we are
Many organizations include core values
and key policies in a ‘Charter’. These range from the pompous and overbearing tomes
of some businesses and government departments to a straightforward, single
sheet Parents' Charter often produced by small schools and nurseries. >>>