Briefly describe the progressive discipline system.
Progressive discipline ties reprimand to the severity of the employee’s infractions. Penalties for misbehavior vary according to the significance of the problem. A progressive discipline system takes into consideration such things as:
• The seriousness of the problem
• How frequently it has occurred
• How long it lasts
• Past experiences in dealing with the person who has caused the problem
The goal is to achieve compliance with organizational expectations through the least extreme reprimand possible.
Source: Management, 11th Edition & 12th Edition- John R. Schermerhorn