E056 When You've Been Disciplined at Work
We all have our bad days and performance difficulties from time to time. But too many of either can lead to consequences that put your job in jeopardy.Nearly all employers have a process for addressing employee problems. To manage performance, disciplinary measures (or adverse actions) exist in nearly all organizations. When discipline affects you, it’s important to know what it means and how to respond constructively to it.
Discipline is not punishment. The goal of discipline is to deter a repeat of the performance problem (quality of work, attendance, availability, conduct, or attitude problem). Some offenses, such as theft or violence, are grounds for immediate termination in many companies, with no discipline or second chances—and no available recourse . . .
When To Use
Discipline isn’t punishment; causes of employee discipline; what to do; how to respond; seeing an opportunity for change; why the employer isn’t the “bad guy”; responding with the right attitude; using the EAP.
How to Use
Individual counseling sessions.
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