Lily Beth N.

Angeles (Presenter)
MAED – EdMa Student

DISCIPLINE AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE

Discipline
• It is the control gained by enforcing obedience; It is the punishment or chastisement

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DISCIPLINE
is a force that prompts individuals or groups to observe the rules, regulations and procedure which are essential for the effective functioning of an organization.

Employee Discipline – A tool used by managers to improve poor performance and enforce appropriate behavior to ensure a productive and safe workplace.
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Two Sides of Discipline: • Positive discipline
 is a corrective action which results in improved performance, more productivity and effective workforce

• Negative

discipline

 Involves imposition of penalties or punishment to force workers to obey rules and regulations
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STYLE

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STYLE

HARD PUNITIVE (Lion)
Dismissal offences Few procedural stage but rules clear; Due process followed

SOFT CORRECTIVE (Elephant)
Few dismissal offences Procedure gives lot of opportunities for “reform” Due process imperative

ARBITRARY (Buffalo)

LAX (Zebra)

Management-Capricious Failure to set standards Fire at will, unpredictable or apply rules Overindulgent attitude to Summary treatment rule breakers, but inconsistent

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Causes Of Indiscipline • Unfair Management Practices

• Absence of Effective Leadership

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• Communication Barriers

• Inadequate attention to personnel problems

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• Victimization

• Absence of Code of Conduct.

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What should rules cover?

• timekeeping

• absence

• health and safety

• use of organization facilities

• discrimination, bullying and harassment

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• personal appearance

• performance

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• the types of conduct that might be considered as 'gross misconduct’
• • • • • • • • • • • • • • theft or fraud physical violence or bullying deliberate and serious damage to property serious misuse of an organization’s property or name deliberately accessing internet sites containing pornographic, offensive or obscene material serious insubordination unlawful discrimination or harassment bringing the organization into serious dishonor Intoxicated serious incapability at work brought on by alcohol or illegal drugs causing loss, damage or injury through serious negligence a serious breach of health and safety rules Conflict of Interest Falsification of public documents

Gross Misconduct - generally seen as misconduct, serious enough to overturn the contract between the employer and the employee thus justifying summary dismissal.

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Disciplinary action is a process of communicating with the employee to improve unacceptable behavior or performance.

• The Hot-Stove Rule

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Disciplinary Action Penalties  Oral reprimand Written reprimand Fines

Loss of privileges Demotion
Discharge

Disciplinary Procedure - disciplinary procedure is the means by which rules are observed and standards are maintained.

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We can punish into compliance, but We cannot punish into commitment
The Key is to move: From Punishing People To Confronting Problems
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