Article Archives >> Risk and Reward >> October 1-15, 2004

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Consistent, Effective Workplace Discipline:
The Manager’s Challenge
By Melanie L. Herman

When a nonprofit manager hires a new employee, she generally hopes and expects that the employee will perform admirably and without controversy. While some nonprofit employees dutifully meet or exceed their supervisors’ expectations, others fail to meet the position’s minimum requirements. A smaller number exhibit behaviors that are unacceptable or detrimental in the workplace. Every manager recognizes that discipline is the appropriate tool when an employee does not perform to standard or misbehaves. Yet many leaders fail to apply discipline when it is warranted due to fear that such action could expose the nonprofit to claims alleging the inconsistent application of discipline. This article explores some of the dos and don’ts of employee discipline.

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Article Archives >> Risk and Reward >> October 1-15, 2004

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