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Serving a square snowdrift

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The fraud is an old Russian game, apparently arisen much earlier than the “Potemkin villages”. In reports and reports a lie can be expressed in the form of not only deception, distortion of real data, but also silence. Why is this happening?


In theory, reports of subordinates inform managers about actual performance. Another thing is that in Russia reporting itself turns into the main activity of an official, in comparison with which everything else fades. In the military environment, eyewash is even more dangerous than in civilian life, since it directly threatens people's lives and state security. The slogan “The main thing is not to do it, the main thing is to report!” Is not so harmless.

For example, the regiment commander in the report indicates that all the available equipment is fully operational, complete and combat-ready. The senior manager decides that it is not required to allocate funds for repairs, retrofitting or retirement. However, if the faulty equipment is actually available, then the combat readiness is put at risk - some may not cope with the tasks set, respectively, the plans for the combat use of the interacting military formations will not be fulfilled. Decisions made on the basis of inaccurate information are obviously inadequate to the situation.

There are many reasons for fraud: the desire to curry up and make a career, to comply with the behavior of a certain circle, but the main thing is the fear of punishment, which will follow the truthful report. Moreover, the author of the report is not necessarily himself to blame for the malfunction of technology, unrepaired houses, poor performance. Often there are objective reasons. But from punishment it is still unlikely to save. Therefore, the officials lie. And it is not only the unfair author of the report himself who is to blame for universal lies, but also his superiors, and this kind of practice that has already been around. Getting into the team, a person adopts the rules of behavior that have already been adopted, even if he had previously intended to work solely on his conscience. Life in a bureaucratic management system sets a certain standard of behavior.

Can't do - sing

Serving a square snowdriftThe activity of any boss is evaluated according to certain parameters. Ideally, by the skillful leadership of subordinates. And the assessment should depend on the effectiveness of the activity entrusted to the head of the unit. The main purpose of any military organization is constant readiness to repel enemy aggression, armed protection of the integrity and integrity of their country, as well as performing tasks in accordance with international treaties. It means that according to these criteria it is necessary to evaluate the functioning of any military structure, that is, whether it is ready or not to perform the imputed task.

Similarly, the head of any military organization needs to be assessed: can he complete the task at his post. Consequently, it is the knowledge, skills and abilities of the position, the ability to lead subordinates and should be the main criterion for evaluating a military leader of any rank, and not square drifts and freshly painted lawns on military objects assigned to him.

However, the existing system of inspections of military units is structured in such a way that a remarkably knowledgeable officer of his specialty can still get "unsuccessful" or even be dismissed from service. Thus, during any inspection, the appearance of the personnel, drill techniques, and passage with a song are checked. And if they sang badly, the rest is unimportant. Therefore, the commanders emphasize on the appearance and onward inspection, spending on the grinding of these positions precious watches to the detriment of planned exercises and combat training. In the 21st century, when wars have not been fought for a long time with bayonet attacks and gunfights, the program of combat training of any officer of the internal troops includes the fulfillment of standards from the PM. Moreover, the overall assessment of the professionalism of a person, even if he is an excellent analyst, is not higher than that obtained by shooting. This kind of examples can continue to lead further.

Execution in reserve

But it's not so bad. The system of socialist competitions that was formed in the Armed Forces back in the USSR with the determination of the best platoon, company, battalion, regiment, brigade is still in effect. According to the results of each period of training, the places among subordinate subdivisions on military discipline, on service of troops, on injuries and other graphs of reports are determined in the orders of senior commanders. Such a system inevitably puts every commander in front of a regrettable fact: how the unit or unit entrusted to you is prepared is not the point;

You can compare the work of the commander of a military unit and not with someone else, but with the results of his work in the same period last year and again find a decline in some indicators. And for this negative dynamic, which spoils the overall reporting, we also criticize him, demand explanations, and raise them at the meetings as the worst. Objective difficulties in explanations are not taken into account, because regardless of them, he must skillfully lead and answer for everything. In fact, the duties of the commander of a military unit are practically impossible to fulfill in full, even with extreme zeal, so that with strict control, there is always something to punish.

How to survive and make a career in such conditions? Most often, commanders try to establish informal relations with their immediate superiors, who also understand that, if they wish, they can always find flaws in the work of their subordinates and punish them. And although there are disadvantages, you can ignore them. At least for the time being, until such a commander falls out of favor. Then in his work, you can instantly find many shortcomings and legally removed as inappropriate to the position held.

Why, in this situation, should the commander himself provoke the senior commander to the negative and show him in the reports absolutely truthful, but hardly informatively perceived at the top information about the shortcomings that can be hidden at his level? Senior managers also arrange rainbow reports, even if it is clear that reporting does not correspond to reality very well. After all, when everything is superb on subordinate parts on paper, this is also a merit of the superior officer himself. And on the basis of the brave reports received from his subordinates he will report upward that he is doing well. And there, you see, you can count on encouragement, on promotion in office ... Yes, there is a lot of pleasant things awaiting a fair officer.

At the same time, the understanding that such an information exchange system is harmful to the military command and combat readiness even in peacetime, not to mention the military one, somehow remains outside the brackets.

Hydra - to clean water

Summing up, I consider it necessary to offer my vision on the elimination of fraud in the reports of military leaders.

1. Since the principle of unity of command is very tough in the military environment, it is possible to change the current situation only from above. This requires the political will of the country's top leadership and security agencies.

2. Knowing that biased information is accepted by the boss without any verification, and the truthful one causes a negative reaction, the subordinate will almost always lie. In order to avoid this, it is necessary to build a system for monitoring the objectivity of reports and punish those who submit false reports, and in public.

3. So that the commanders are not afraid to indicate truthful information in reports, it is necessary to reconsider the duties of the main officers of the military unit. First, the functionality needs to be more precisely formulated so that the commander is not responsible for everything. Responsibility should occur only in accordance with the principle of guilt and in the presence of actual possibility to fulfill the prescribed duties. The fear of punishment for objective shortcomings should not induce the commander to lie in reports. Secondly, in determining the duties of commanders, they should take into account their resources. Ideally, carry out calculations of labor costs, taking into account the activities of the daily routine, and compare them with the 40-hour work week. The duties of the main officers of the regiment in the Charter of the internal service of the RF Armed Forces should be considered typical, and the specific ones are developed by the senior commander for each of the commanders.

4. Evaluation criteria for servicemen and especially commanders should be determined on the basis of staffing and official purposes, and not as often practiced: the ability to walk in order and equal snowdrifts by the forces of subordinates.
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  1. asushnik 78
    asushnik 78 7 July 2017 15: 27
    +5
    It was, is and will be! The Supreme and Political Leadership is on the Minister of Defense! The main thing: the approach is a departure!
    1. Vend
      Vend 7 July 2017 15: 36
      +5
      They began to scold the army, a sure sign that everything is getting better there.
      1. Inok10
        Inok10 7 July 2017 20: 38
        +2
        Quote: Wend
        They began to scold the army, a sure sign that everything is getting better there.

        ... similarly ... then we are doing everything right ... hi ... Dogs bark, but the caravan goes ... wink
    2. creak
      creak 7 July 2017 17: 48
      +8
      Quote: asushnik 78
      It was, is and will be! Over the Minister of Defense is the Supreme and the political leadership!

      Moreover, the Minister of Defense also did not serve a day in the army before being appointed to the post .... Professionals however ....
      Even the notorious Serdyukov once served an emergency ....
      1. St Petrov
        St Petrov 10 July 2017 18: 15
        0
        Moreover, the Minister of Defense also did not serve a day in the army before being appointed to the post .... Professionals however ....


        not like professional grachev
  2. svp67
    svp67 7 July 2017 15: 56
    +11
    Author What are you talking about?
    For example, the regiment commander in the report indicates that all the available equipment is fully operational, complete and combat-ready. The senior manager decides that it is not required to allocate funds for repairs, retrofitting or retirement. However, if the faulty equipment is actually available, then the combat readiness is put at risk - some may not cope with the tasks set, respectively, the plans for the combat use of the interacting military formations will not be fulfilled. Decisions made on the basis of inaccurate information are obviously inadequate to the situation.
    The author is fundamentally wrong. Since he does not know the rules of the army. Keeping the equipment entrusted in combat readiness is the direct responsibility of the commander, at any level. In part, there are plans which indicate the timing of scheduled maintenance and repair of equipment, as well as its cancellation and receipt of a new one in return. They also take into account the urgent repairs. In cases of emergency, for additional staffing, you can request it from the senior boss. That is why reserves are created for both equipment and necessary property.
    But it's not so bad. The system of socialist competitions that was formed in the Armed Forces back in the USSR with the determination of the best platoon, company, battalion, regiment, brigade is still in effect. According to the results of each period of training, the places among subordinate subdivisions on military discipline, on service of troops, on injuries and other graphs of reports are determined in the orders of senior commanders. Such a system inevitably puts every commander in front of a regrettable fact: how the unit or unit entrusted to you is prepared is not the point;
    The author, again, completely does not understand the principle of COMPETITION. With the same success, you can cancel all sports competitions and simply replace with physical education.
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 7 July 2017 16: 18
      +12
      Quote: svp67
      With the same success, you can cancel all sports competitions and simply replace with physical education.

      Exactly. Physical Education. A chain is as strong as its weakest link.
    2. Boris55
      Boris55 7 July 2017 16: 24
      +10
      I completely agree, except for this:
      Quote: svp67
      With the same success, you can cancel all sports competitions and simply replace with physical education.

      Sport is the grave, physical education is power. The rules of the TRP were not fulfilled for the sake of a pedestal, on which there is only one place. How many health and lives have professional sports ruined in order to win alone? Look at the statistics and be horrified ...
      ps. Sport is a dispute (t), the result of conflicts. Norms (TRP) is a normal, conflict-free state.
      1. svp67
        svp67 7 July 2017 16: 28
        +4
        Quote: Boris55
        The rules of the TRP were not fulfilled for the sake of a pedestal, on which there is only one place.

        I agree, but still WHICH KAIF stand on the top step of the pedestal.
  3. Boris55
    Boris55 7 July 2017 16: 42
    +5
    Quote: Evgeny Glukhov
    and not the way it is often practiced: by the ability to walk in formation and level snowdrifts

    One of the tasks of drill training is to accustom servicemen to the voice of the commander and the unquestioning fulfillment of the order. Square snowdrifts, the uniformity of making beds, etc.- disciplines military personnel on a subconscious level ... So the ability to walk in a system speaks of the coordination of units in battle, and square snowdrifts - of general discipline.
    Evgeny Glukhov - did you even serve urgently?
  4. alatanas
    alatanas 7 July 2017 16: 49
    +5
    It can be seen that the author has army experience !. I completely agree.
    1. Nyrobsky
      Nyrobsky 9 July 2017 12: 29
      +3
      Quote: alatanas
      It can be seen that the author has army experience !.

      And probably, for the most part - staff experience. Those who are "on the ground" absolutely have no time to engage in fraud, and the allowed "jambs" are opened "at one time", at the first check, after which the "elimination of the committed shortcomings" begins and the certificate of the work done is sent to the top, which is checked control check. The system is working. In case of revealing "dense fraud", there can be no talk about any career growth of an officer. But someone needs it, for the sake of a momentary relief, to chop down the next assignment of a title and career. The article is about nothing. Another question is that there is a problem of personnel in the Headquarters of the Districts and the Commander-in-Chief, where officers fall immediately after a military school (from the category of wool), bypassing service in military units and having an idea of ​​service at the internship level. These bookworms, having matured the Charters and Orders, go to the units and begin to "teach life" to those who are in a barracks position almost around the clock. These "experienced" and give the largest percentage of punishments in disciplinary practice, and give rise to a bunch of requests and reports that are not provided for in normative documents, trying to justify their stay at headquarters, which in turn distracts the officers from performing direct tasks on working with military personnel and lead to the compilation of formal notices.
  5. turbris
    turbris 7 July 2017 18: 03
    +3
    Unfortunately, fraud cases are found everywhere and not only in the army. But the author is not right, regarding the evaluation of units for drill training and square snowdrifts, he apparently did not have a chance to serve in combat units. If equipment didn’t come out of the park due to combat alert, then there’s nothing to rub here, if the missile didn’t hit the target at the training ground, then any snowdrifts will not help if the course mission is not completed, etc. And modern combat readiness checks also contribute to the elimination of fraud.
    1. alatanas
      alatanas 10 July 2017 16: 59
      0
      Exactly. A soldier must learn to fight, not how to make "square snowdrifts." And all the equipment can leave the park, but part of it - in tow, etc.
  6. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 7 July 2017 18: 23
    +3
    ........ so that the commander is not responsible for everything. Responsibility should only occur in accordance with the principle of guilt and, if there is a real possibility of fulfilling the prescribed duties.
    That's what the fucking thing is. He writes above about unity of command, here "we will scream together, and you answer alone." Direct democracy in the Army. Survived. In the platoon, "crossbow", and this is not for me, this is to the squad leader.
    Fear of punishment for objective imperfections should not prompt the commander to lie in reports. Oh how. You propose to introduce gaskets in the Army? Do Armies need ss..sch and sr..sch commanders?
    Secondly, in determining the responsibilities of commanders, the resources available to them must be taken into account. Ideally, to carry out calculations of labor costs, taking into account the activities of the daily routine, and compare them with a 40-hour work week. The responsibilities of the main officers of the regiment in the Charter of the Internal Service of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation should be considered typical, and the specific ones are developed by the senior chief for each of the commanders.
    Applause, quietly turning into a stormy applause.
  7. kunstkammer
    kunstkammer 7 July 2017 18: 56
    +6
    Quote: Boris55
    So the ability to walk in formation indicates the coordination of units in battle, and square snowdrifts - about general discipline.

    Oh, ma! And I thought that after all the troubles in the army, the p.r.i.d.u.r.p.k. and got out ... so no! Alive smoking room!
    Citizens of Zampolita! I appeal to you, my friends! About the coherence of the unit in battle ... they’re best said ... soldier's notes of the last speeches of the founders of Marxism-capitalism! Check on the following political activities.
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 7 July 2017 19: 33
      +1
      Quote: kunstkammer
      they’re best said ... soldier summaries of the last speeches of the founders of Marxism-capitalism!

      To underestimate the moral and psychological training of soldiers is stupid. "... In a word you can kill, in a word you can save, In a word you can lead a shelf behind you ..."
      1. Pushkar
        Pushkar 7 July 2017 23: 50
        0
        Quote: Boris55

        To underestimate the moral and psychological training of soldiers is stupid. "... In a word you can kill, in a word you can save, In a word you can lead a shelf behind you ..."

        About the word - is it about our dear "gold-money" Gorbachev MS?
        1. Boris55
          Boris55 8 July 2017 08: 48
          +1
          Quote: Pushkar
          About the word - is it about our dear "gold-money" Gorbachev MS?

          In-in. He ruined the country with his la-la. And what kind of noodles do we have for candidates? And we believe that the bourgeois party (United Russia) will defend our interests. laughing
  8. Pushkar
    Pushkar 8 July 2017 00: 01
    +6
    Many people remember the heyday of "hazing" in the SA. It was caused by this particular system of “checkmarks”, if the commander planted a “sadistic grandfather”, then he signed a demotion to himself. In the part in which I served, a soldier hanged himself, he was severely beaten and humiliated by "grandfathers" twice, he was hiding as a commander, and they recognized the suicide as a fool, mentally unstable. Therefore, I completely agree with Glukhov - the system had to be changed as far back as the last century, and in inspections not to equate square snowdrifts and painted grass to combat training.
  9. water
    water 8 July 2017 02: 03
    +5
    What words! QUOTE: "Ideally, calculate labor costs, taking into account the activities of the daily routine, and compare them with the 40-hour work week." - If we calculate the labor costs for the execution of an officer with subordinate personnel of his functional duties, add to this the labor costs for the execution of activities by telegrams of the military service and others, then we can conclude that the day is not right for us! Because the daily labor costs will be hours 25. “That’s why the officer’s ability to choose the main direction in his career is appreciated.” Not forgetting the secondary, of course.
    Well, the battle was the criterion for evaluating the commander at all times. Well, in peacetime - the teachings. It is in practical actions that all shortcomings are revealed.

    The author is clearly an academician!
  10. marmalade
    marmalade 8 July 2017 04: 28
    +3
    I completely agree with the author, but protecting the square snowdrifts .... well, take the oak mines from them ....
  11. Oleko
    Oleko 8 July 2017 07: 21
    +2
    Quote: asushnik 78
    It was, is and will be! The Supreme and Political Leadership is on the Minister of Defense! The main thing: the approach is a departure!

    When Kravchuk was removed, is it also a departure approach? And with him 50 officers? And the underinvestment in the soldiers' canteens? And the uninhabited cottage town with water in the basements, according to reports already filled with happy families of officers? In May 2016, Shoigu announced a sudden alarm to the fleet in Baltiysk (well, what to take from the minister's “jacket”, he didn’t cut the drill on the parade ground), the fleet remained at the place of deployment, could not gather officers. Is this called a waste-approach-fixation? And the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, which rejected the appeal of Kravchuk? It was said that if NATO troops were sent, the Kaliningrad region would cease to exist. I HAVE LAW. DIXI
  12. Lexa-149
    Lexa-149 8 July 2017 10: 04
    0
    I remember they gathered us in the GDO 201st MSD to read orders. One of the officers-commanders has a jamb on a jamb. Injury. (I don’t remember exactly, but it seems the 200th was) Read orders, scolded everyone ... The promotion of those who distinguished themselves begins. And who do you think was encouraged ?! Correctly! The same officer!
  13. Yak28
    Yak28 8 July 2017 10: 32
    +2
    We have developed window dressing, licking at the higher leadership in the USSR-Russia has always been welcomed, all checks are reported earlier, and it remains to pretend that everything is fine, and all unsightly things and violations are simply hidden. This is in the army, and at any job and in the housing and communal services.
  14. Pashhenko Nikolay
    Pashhenko Nikolay 8 July 2017 12: 10
    +4
    We have all the power in the country built on fraud. How can you build something else separately in the army?
  15. tolancop
    tolancop 9 July 2017 10: 14
    +3
    There is a healthy grain ... But I read to the suggestions and .... it became sad. Nothing new: replace some bureaucratic rules with others. ....
    And here’s what I’m thinking about. He served in a long time, back in the 80s. . In part, we did not paint the grass, but there were square snowdrifts. Only squaring the snowdrifts did not prevent the combat training at a high level.
    If the commander of the position corresponds, then he and the snowdrifts will be of the correct form and the personnel are trained as necessary. And in order to know the real state of affairs, the inspector must be what is called "in the subject." Survived a lot of checks. And it was always easier with those who checked "in the subject" - such people know what can be really demanded and what cannot. Knowing noodles you do not hang and do not fool with external gloss. But if a copy comes across that has not read anything other than instructions, then the matter is bad. He will write all garbage and then you will fight back for a long and tedious time and prove that he is not a camel.
  16. Mixweb
    Mixweb 9 July 2017 17: 09
    0
    And I largely agree with the author. In peacetime, bureaucracy in the army surpasses all civilian branches in idiocy. I highly recommend reading the book "The Science of Managing People" by Mukhin. Everything is very intelligibly laid out.
  17. Sanya Terek
    Sanya Terek 9 July 2017 23: 24
    +3
    The author seems to be from a galaxy of "effective managers." I heard about the army, maybe read, but did not serve. If he himself passed tests on fire training, he would see that from the control of the division and below, the infantry officers fire from the main weapons - BMP, BMD, armored personnel carriers, tankmen - from the tank, "specialists" (gunners, anti-aircraft gunners , sappers, etc.) - 2nd UKS from an AUTOMATIC machine. What does the standards of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have to do with it? A "OFFICER combat training program"? There is no such document in the Armed Forces. And then comes a similar nonsense about the wrong system of evaluating units, drill, square drifts, etc. And the item "Hydra - to clean water" simply touched. The article is a minus.