Organizational Discipline...

Organizational Discipline Discipline is required for any activity where people work together toward a common objective. The opposite of discipline is anarchy, where each person does what he wants without concern for others. Any organization depends on group cooperation, and cooperation cannot be achieved without discipline. Discipline is the structure and order within an individual or within a group that allows for true cooperation, real support of the mission and the members of the team or organization. Organizational discipline is the orderly and systematically conducting the affairs of the organization by the organizational members who strictly adhere to the essential rules and regulations. These employees/organizational members work together and cooperate harmoniously with each other as a team so as to achieve organizational vision and mission as well as organizational goals and objectives and they truly understand that the individual and group aims and desires must be matched so as to ensure organizational success. While punishment plays a role in maintaining discipline, such usage does not help in an organization which has a mission to succeed. Disciplinary authorities in an organization should know that an employee motivated by fear would not perform efficiently in his job and may not perform well under conditions of emergency. Hence emphasis on training in place of punishment is a better way to achieve organizational discipline. The objectives of the organizational discipline are (i) to obtain a willing acceptance of the rules, regulations and procedures of an organization by its employees so that organizational goals can be achieved, (ii) to impart an element of certainty despite several differences in informal behaviours pattern and other related changes in an organization, and (iii) to develop among the employees a spirit of tolerance and a desire to make adjustments. Organizational discipline is an...