A useful excerpt from a recent SUMMARY OF OUTCOME-BASED COOPERATIVE REGULATION from my colleague Professor Christoper Hodges OBE – download the full 2 page summary from the International Network for Delivery of Regulation.
This approach is firmly based on the evidence (scientific and empirical studies) of how humans behave and what works in maximising achievement of collective goals and outputs.
It re-invents traditional regulation (rules-inspect-breaches-sanctions-assume deterrence) by focusing on behaviour and outcomes, supporting those who are well-intentioned (enlisting society’s ethical values and principles with the state’s common goals of prosperity, growth and protection) and differentiating those who are not.
Key elements are:
- to support people to behave well and constantly improve performance.
- reliance on intrinsic motivation with supportive interventions rather than externally imposed authoritarian control (which is reserved for those from whom society needs to be protected).
- building trust – through producing a convincing and adequate body of evidence that people have good intentions, competences, understanding, resources, and will do the right thing (based on ethical values), such as asking for help, reporting problems, cooperating to implement fixes.
- involving everyone (all stakeholders) in a collaborative co-creative exercise.
Download the full summary from International Network for Delivery of Regulation