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4 Ways Managers Screw Up Progressive Discipline

Progressive discipline is a system where penalties increase upon repeat occurrences, but this system is only as good as the people who enforce it. Tim Gould writes about four ways that managers get it wrong. First, they think that punishment teaches employees a lesson, when really all it does is depress their output further. Another error is in letting too many performance problems slide, leaving you with an employee who has become a walking billboard of flaws. Then managers undermine the progressive system by appearing overly harsh when they finally punish that poor employee. Finally, managers do not dig deep enough into why employees are exhibiting poor behaviors, leaving root causes unknown. You can read Gould’s full article here:

About John Friscia

John Friscia is the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and continues to provide graphic design support for AITS. He graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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