Employee Discipline and Features of a Sound Disciplinary System
Discipline means systematically conducting the business by the organizational members who strictly adhere to the essential rules and regulations. These employees/organizational members work together as a team so as to achieve organizational mission as well as vision and they truly understand that the individual and group aims and desires must be matched so as to ensure organizational success.
A disciplined employee will be organized and an organized employee will be disciplined always. Employee behaviour is the base of discipline in an organization. Discipline implies confirming with the code of conduct established by the organization.
Discipline in an organization ensures productivity and efficiency. It encourages harmony and co-operation among employees as well as acts as a morale booster for the employees. In absence of discipline, there will be chaos, confusion, corruption and disobedience in an organization.
In short, discipline implies obedience, orderliness and maintenance of proper subordination among employees. Work recognition, fair and equitable treatment of employees, appropriate salary structure, effective grievance handling and job-security all contribute to organizational discipline.
Discipline is viewed from two angles/dimensions:
Characteristics of a Sound Disciplinary System (Red Hot Stove Rule)
Discipline should be imposed without generating resentment. Mc Gregor propounded the red hot stove rule which says that a sound and effective disciplinary system in an organization should have the following characteristics-
In short, a sound disciplinary system presupposes-
Types of Penalties for Misconduct/Indiscipline
For not following the standards of behaviour/code of conduct in an organization, there are two kinds of penalties categorized as-
- Employee Relations
- Employee Stress
- Employee Stress and Performance
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- Employee Grievance
- Employee Training
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