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It is an important aspect of man
management. It means to instruct a person to follow a
particular code of conduct order. Discipline is the instant
willingness and obedience to all orders, respect for
authority, self reliance and teamwork.
Indication of indiscipline in a plant may
be the high rate of absentism,labour turnover, accidents
and sickness, multiple unresolved grievances, low and
faulty turnout, increasing wastage, low motivation and
morale of work force etc.,


ëithout discipline no enterprise

would prosper. The fundamental reason for
taking disciplinary action is to correct situations
that are unfavorable to the company. Many
disciplinary problems grow out of
management's failure to inform employees
what is expected of them.
a The aim of discipline is to obtain a willing acceptance
of rules and regulations of an organization so that
organizational goals may be attained.
a As a system of orderly conduct, modern industrial
discipline has many benefits for the employer and
employee alike.
a It enhances reduce costs.
a Absenteeism and employee turnover are minimized.
a Equipment is given better care and scrap losses decline.
The employees gain a since of security and safety.

Management can make 5 possible

approaches any act of indiscipline-
ë udicial Approach:
Under this approach nature of offence in a
particular situation is determine by carefully
weighing the evidence and taking all the steps
prescribed for disciplinary procedure. The
offender is given an opportunity to defend
ë °uman Relations Approach
Under this approach the offender is treated as
human being. If he has violated the rules, the
human relations approach would ask the
questions, why did he violate the rule?
ë °uman Resourses Approach
Under this approach every employee is looked
up on as a resourse to the employer and that
human recourse is the most important factor
of production.
Indiscipline on the part of workers due to
^ Failure of the training and motivating system
^ The individual own failure
ë Group Discipline Approach
If the organization has well established
norms of conduct it should try to involve
group of employees in the process of
discipline. The group as a whole can control
an individual worker who is its member
much more effectively than the management
can through penalties
ë weadership Approach
Every manager has to develop a leadership
quality as he has to guide, control, train,
develop and lead a group of men and act as a
leader what ever may be his position in the
organizational hierarchy.
ë 6tatement of problems
Five points must be answered in arriving at a
statement of a disciplinary problem
^ Determining the nature of the violation.
^ 6tating the violence.
^ Determining the circumstances.
^ Individual involved.
^ Nature of repetitions.
ë Mollection of Full information on the case
Instead of taking fast action, he should
make a thorough investigation in to the case.
6o that facts are essential.
ë Types of penalties

^ Oral warning.

^ ëritten warning.

^ 6uspension.

^ Demotion in rank

^ ëithholding of increments
^ Fins
^ Advise remark in service book

^ Dismissal

^ Discharge

ë Mhoosing The Penalty

After a case calling for disciplinary action has

been properly examined and alternative
penalties considered, the particular penalty
to the applied should be chosen.
ë Applying Penalties
The next step is the application of penalty. It
involves a positive attitude on the part of
ë Follow-up of Disciplinary Action
The ultimate aim of disciplinary action is to
help develop good discipline. Its aim to make
sure that employees do not willingly break
rules or disobey orders.