Week 3 Discussion 1
Organizational Change and Total Quality
Based on the textbook and reading assignment, “Changing
Organizational Culture to Adapt to a Community Policing Philosophy,” what are two issues encountered while
transitioning an organization to a community policing philosophy? What barriers
impede the effectiveness of Total Quality Management (TQM) in the
process of improving organizational structure that can best facilitate
community policing? How do “traditional” policing attitudes improve or impede
transition to community policing philosophy the department faced some problems.
Among the issues faced included resistance by the police enforcement officers.
Many agencies have tried to motivate the law enforcement officers into the new
community policing philosophy just to find then sticking to the traditional
policing methods. This is brought about by the resistance to changes that might
be as a result of fear of unknown. The
other issue faced in transition is developing a poor plan for meaningful
partnership with the community. This has affected the transition from the
tradition policing philosophy to the community policing philosophy.
Barriers that can impede
effectiveness of Total Quality Management in facilitating community policing
include the bad altitude by the officers where the change is required. Some of
the law enforcers may feel that there is no need for a change. The second thing
is the law enforcer’s resistance to changes. This will affect total quality
management in the policing policy changes (Speegle, 2010). Also, the officers
may have deficiency of cultural dynamics that are based on the fact that the
department has been in the traditional policing method that was not dynamic.
Lastly, poor planning can also hinder the department from the changes.
Traditional policing attitude
may impede the organizational changes in various ways. First, the police may
have already adapted to the traditional method and feel that there is no need
for a change in the department. The
officers may also develop fear of the unknown leading to the organization
facing resistance to change. Officers
may feel that the changes may bring a lot of changes in their line of duties
leading to great resistance by the officers. Without partnership relationships
internally, law enforcement managers cannot respect their employees to build
them externally. (Hafner, 2003).
M. R. (2003, September). Changing organizational culture to adapt to community
policing philosophy. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin,
72(9), 6-9. doi: 451023311
Speegle, M. (2010). Quality concepts for the
process industry. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar Cengage Learning.
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