4P3 Ensuring Work Processes and Activities Contribute to Empowerment, Innovation, Performance, and Ethical Practices
Western uses shared decision-making, fostering this through organizational structure, and providing opportunity for involvement and service on committees (Figures 5.2, 5.3, and 5.4).
Policies guide the institution’s ethical and fair labor standards (5C3). These include Sexual Harassment, Approval for Research on Human Subjects, Discrimination, Employee Grievance, Computing, Copyright, Employment, Promotion, and Tenure, Prohibited and Political Activities, Safety, and Release of Employee Information Policies. Western ensures adherence to these policies through performance evaluation and governance processes.
Western encourages cooperation among employees and empowers them to use leadership skills to contribute to institutional goals (Category
Eight). The University uses its continuous improvement processes to encourage communication. These communication processes provides a check and balance that help to maintain ethical standards.