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Employees thrive when they understand the rules of the game, their position and contribution to the “plays” the company runs. Some rules are created externally, while unique rules are created by an organization to support the company’s Mission, Vision, and Values.

Do your employees know the rules, positions, and plays of your company’s game?

Do some think they are playing cricket, or baseball?

Similarities Differences
Bat and Ball Sport Equipment
Innings Field Shape
Fielding Positions Duration
Scoring Runs How Runs are Scored
Bowling and Pitching Bowling and Pitching Style
Batter and Runners Team Size


Do your employees know the rules, yet poorly understand their position, their position’s relationship to other positions, and the plays the company runs for success? What about the competition? Is there an understanding of what makes your company competitive?

Leadership must set the rules of the game, recruit individuals for positions and build the playbook for being successful at your organization. If the rules, position, and plays are not clear, employees will not know how to score, and ultimately win for your organization.

Employers establish various rules and guidelines to ensure employees are successful at work and maintain a productive and harmonious work environment. These rules typically fall into several categories:

  1. Code of Conduct
  2. Workplace Safety
  3. Confidentiality and Data Security
  4. Communication
  5. Work Performance
  6. Use of Company Resources
  7. Ethical and Legal Compliance
  8. Social media and Technology Use
  9. Training and Professional Development
  10. Complaint and Grievance Procedures

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