The basic prerequisites of discipline in industrial organisations are as follows:-
- The objective of industrial discipline should be clearly stated and specify the standards expected of the work men.
- Specific and clear rules and regulations should be laid down in consultation with the workers which serve as code of conduct for workers and managers.
- Rules must be communicated to all in organisation and must be understood in same terms.
- The rules of conduct must contain provision for investigation and settlement of grievances arising out of and during course of employment.
- The management should ensure that their own conduct and policies do not encourage breach of discipline. This will promote self-discipline among workers.
- The enforcement authority must be specified. The procedure for appeal against disciplinary action by aggrieved party should also be provided.
- The quantum of prescribed punishment in specified cases of indiscipline should be known.
- All rules and regulations should be executed objectively and consistently. They should be appraised regularly to keep them suitable and up to date.
- The discipline policy should seek to prevent the breach of discipline rather than to administer penalties. Penalties should be used only when they become absolutely necessary.
- There should be suitable grievance procedure for the prompt redressal of all grievances of employees. All awards & agreements should be implemented with out delay and discrimination.
- A discipline committee may be constituted to look into the causes of indiscipline in the enterprise and to suggest suitable measures for their removal.
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