Rules of conduct and standards of performance should be specified clearly in a company policy manual and communicated properly to employees. They should be administered fairly. Some rules of conduct for employees to maintain discipline are:
Rules of conduct for employees
- Rules should be flexible: Rules or standards should be flexible to adapt to unique situations.
- Reasonable for everyone: Rules should be reasonable for every employees so, that they can follow the rules and regulation easily. Otherwise very hard rule can be cause of anarchy.
- Employee’s opinion: Employee should be able to express, without bias, their dissatisfaction of any rule or standard.
- Oral and written format: Rules should be communicated both orally and in written policy form, and they should understood by all employees.
- Easy to understand: The procedure and consequences of infractions should be clearly understood by all, through cautions, warnings, written reprimands, suspensions, or transfer.
- Provision for appeals should be made.
- Employee’s participation: Employees should participate in making rules and standards.
- Comply the standards: Employees should be expected to comply with the standards.
- Limitation of favoritism or privileges: Favoritism or special privileges should not be extended capriciously.
- Recognition for performance: Recognition should be given for good performance, reliability, and loyalty.
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