They place obligations (or prohibitions) on any business conduct, action, practice, or procedure. Behavioural rules guide the actions of people working within or interacting with an An autonomous group of people under the management of a single individual or board, that works towards common goals and objectives.. Individuals have to perform or avoid doing some actions. These rules also prescribe the required conditions for something to be correctly done.
An An autonomous group of people under the management of a single individual or board, that works towards common goals and objectives. enforces these rules as a matter of See business policy., to reduce risks, or enhance productivity.
In contrast to definitional rules, behavioural rules can be violated directly (it does not matter whether it is automatable or not).
Because of this, further analysis should be conducted to determine how strict the rule must be. This involves sanctions when violated as well as additional responses.
Such analysis often leads to additional rules.
Various levels of enforcement may be specified for a behavioural rule. For example:
Allow no violations (strictly enforced).
Override by authorized actor.
Override with explanation.
No active enforcement : simply a guideline that suggests preferred or optimal business behaviour.
Behavioural rules frequently make use of the information or knowledge produced by definitional rules.