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Unformatted text preview: © Copy Right: Rai University 11.236 279 M A N A G I N G P E O P L E Contents: Definition Types of disciplinary situations Disciplinary Action Relationship management in disciplinary situations Disciplinary interviews The content of the disciplinary interview The ACAS Code of Practice Symptoms of Indiscipline Principle of Natural Justice Essentials of Good Disciplinary Procedure LESSON 36: DISCIPLINE MS 22B - Eddie Corbin, Lecturer 2 Learning Objective in this Lesson Learning Objective in this Lesson By the end of this lesson, you should be able to learn: & What is Discipline & Nature of Discipline & How can the management maintain Discipline & Essentials of a Good Disciplinary Procedure Dear students, you must have heard this word being used all through school and college life. This won’t leave you even when you leave college and join a business organization. Discipline means adherence to rules, regulations, procedures, and standards is the discipline, orderliness, and obedience. Definition: Discipline can be considered as: ‘a condition in an enterprise in which there is orderliness in which the members of the enterprise behave sensibly and conduct themselves according to the standards of acceptable behaviour as related to the goals of the organisation’. Another definition of ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ discipline makes the distinction between methods of maintaining sensible conduct and orderliness which are technically co-operative, and those based on warnings, threats and punishments. (a) Positive (or constructive) discipline relates to procedures, systems and equipment in the work place which have been designed specifically so that the employee has no option but to act in the desired manner to complete a task safely and success- fully. A machine may, for example, shut off automatically if its safety guard is not in place. (b) Negative discipline is then the promise of sanctions designed to make people choose to behave in a desirable way. Disciplinary action may be punitive (punishing an offence), deterrent (warning people not to behave in that way) or reformative (calling attention to the nature of the offence, so that it will not happen again). The best discipline is self-discipline. Even before they start to work, most mature people accept the idea that following instructions and fair rules of conduct are normal responsibilities that are part of any job. Most team members can therefore be counted on to exercise self-discipline. As you will observe that this lesson has been discussed in not much detail. The reason being that you would have covered this in your earlier courses. And I assumed you have ample knowl- edge on the lesson already (?). Therefore dear students, happy revision!...
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This note was uploaded on 04/05/2010 for the course HRM Managing P taught by Professor Fi during the Spring '10 term at Pakistan Institute of Fashion Design.
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