Progressive Discipline

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Progressive Discipline

Dameian Donnell Barnes

Central Michigan University

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In the Military the broad objective of discipline is to motivate employees to conform to acceptable standards of conduct and to prevent prohibited activities. Discipline is a part of the daily responsibility of supervisors and not merely the action taken at times when an employee deviates from accept-able forms of conduct. The supervisor's most effective means of maintaining discipline is through the promotion of cooperation, of sustained good working relationships, and of the self-discipline and responsible performance expected of mature employees. Progressive discipline is a process for dealing with job-related behavior that does not meet expected and communicated performance standards. The primary purpose for progressive discipline is to assist the employee to understand that a performance problem or opportunity for improvement exists. The process features increasingly formal efforts to provide feedback to the employee so he or she can correct the problem. The goal of progressive discipline is to improve employee performance. Whether you are a civilian supervisor or leader of Soldiers, we can always do more to prepare our employee or Soldiers for success and the core to that is progressive discipline.

“Even when the standards for performance and behavior on the job are clearly communicated, most managers find themselves dealing with a problem employee at some point in their career. Dismissal might seem like the quickest and easiest solution when an employee’s actions disrupt the office. But a disciplinary plan that sets goals for improvement and consequences for failure can protect employees and managers alike.” Newell, E (2012, May 2). “Progressive Discipline.” Govexec.com 2 May 2012. The most reliable way to protect your organization from…...

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