Discipline in Response to Unacceptable Performance: Barriers to Access in Academic Organizations

International Journal of Educational Management

ISSN: 0951-354X

Publication date: 1 May 1992


It is generally accepted that irrespective of training, motivational programmes, and the development of positive work environments, not all personnel will perform at acceptable levels. In an effort to change behaviour, many organizations attempt to develop formal disciplinary procedures that include a number of possible disciplinary actions, with each disciplinary action identified as a reasonable response to defined levels of unsatisfactory performance. Unfortunately, few academic organizations have developed or implemented “appropriate‐response” disciplinary procedures or programmes. Without such reasoned disciplinary procedures, organizational responses to unacceptable performance may take on many of the characteristics of punishment rather than discipline. Explores the barriers to such disciplinary programmes in academic organizations.



Eugene Hughes, R. and Tomkiewicz, J.M. (1992), "Discipline in Response to Unacceptable Performance: Barriers to Access in Academic Organizations", International Journal of Educational Management, Vol. 6 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/09513549210015807




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