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AXIOMATIC TRUTH –DISCIPLINE IN THE ORGANISATION1. INTRODUCTION
:Discipline is the force that prompts an individual or a group to observe the rules,regulations and procedures which are deemed to be necessary for the attainment of anobjective, it is force or fear of force which restrains an individual or a group from doingthings which are deemed to be destructive of objective. It is also the exercise of restraintor the enforcement of penalties of the violation of group regulations. It is like anaxiomatic truth that no organization can flourish without proper and conduciveatmosphere of discipline.Discipline is defined in dictionary meaning as “as mode of life in accordance with rules”.The concept of industrial discipline arises from this definition while the purpose is toensure that order and place are preserved in an organization by enforcing a mode of lifein accordance with the laid down rules.The aims and objects of discipline are :
To obtain a willing acceptance of the rules, regulations and procedures of anorganization so that organizational goals may be achieved.
To import any element of certainty despite several differences in informalbehavioural patterns and other related changes in an organization.
To develop the spirit of tolerance among employees and a desire to makeadjustments.
To give an seek direction and responsibility.
To create an atmosphere of respect for the human personality and relations, and
To increase the working efficiency and morale of the employees so that theirproductivity is stepped up, the cost of production brought down, and the quality ofproduction improved.Discipline in general speaking in three ways.
The first one is known as self-discipline:-It refers to one’s efforts at self-control for the purposes of adjusting oneself to certainneeds and demands. This form of discipline is bases on psychological principles.First, punishment seldom produces the desired results, often it producesundesirable results. Second, a self-respecting person tends to be a better that onewho is not.