The ground rules are categorized into the following areas:
• The Need for a Process
• The Manager’s Rule of Thumb: A.C.T.
• Equal Treatment
• Communication of Disciplinary Rules
• Open-Flame Analogy
• Rule of Relevance
• Right of Appeal
Some areas provide you with a set of behavioral rules to follow, while others inform you of rules that should be adopted as part of your organization’s employment policy and philosophy.
The Need for a Process
As I have mentioned earlier in this guidebook, you must have a process in place if you are to act consistently on discipline-related performance problems. This is one of the most fundamental ground rules of administering discipline. Another basic rule: Make sure anyone ...