IPS Abhishek Dular points out “Faults of police sub-culture of criticizing and negative behaviours towards subordinates”
The bad behaviour infiltrates all the ranks and the man at the bottom of ladder is most affected. The already stressed manpower is further stressed without getting anything worthwhile in return.
SHIMLA- It is believed in Police Sub-Culture that senior officers must interact with their subordinates in a certain type of behaviour. It is done for the sake of improving performance and efficiency of the policemen and also their discipline.
This behaviour is to pin point the faults of the subordinates with the intention to correct them and to make them learn. But over the years it now includes criticising, scolding, abusing, punishing and other negative behaviours towards the subordinates.
There are many negatives of such a negative behaviour. The original motive of improving the subordinates has lost its character and therefore no longer serves the purpose. In the present times of information age even the subordinates have been exposed to the best of “managing people skills and strategies”. Hence the acceptability of the age old strategy has reduced drastically. Simply scolding and shouting will not help any of the side or the organisation. Even the subordinates expect a two way communication and not just a top down communication.
Further, all the good or the bad things trickle down. The bad behaviour infiltrates all the ranks and the man at the bottom of ladder is most affected. The already stressed manpower is further stressed without getting anything worthwhile in return.
Police leaders need to understand that subordinates require a patient listening and a lot of guidance. They need professional help from the top and solutions to show results. They cannot just simply be pressed for showing results without proper guidance. The leaders will have to take the responsibility of mistakes of their subordinates. They will have to show genuine interest in solving the professional problems of the people down the rank.
By IPS Abhishek Dular (Blog)