Although the management process varies from organization to organization, including from Sheriff’s Office to Sheriff’s Office, there are common elements within the management process that are practiced throughout all organizations. We know these elements well as they are rather intuitive and instinctive, and whether in management or not, documented or not, or employed effectively or not, we apply these elements, or some aspect thereof, every day.
The common elements include:
- objective setting
- information gathering and gaining a “lay of the land”
- assessment of alternative courses of action
- development of a plan of action
- assessment of results and related