Is Progressive Discipline Effective?
Date of Award
Human Resource Administration
Master of Professional Studies
Strategic HR Management
Progressive discipline has been utilized as a management tool to improve employee behavior since the 1930s. Research throughout the years has failed to determine if progressive discipline is actually successful in modifying employee behavior. This capstone addresses this issue and includes a review of literature on the subject of progressive discipline in the workplace, and a survey of human resources professionals determining the presence and success of progressive discipline in several organizations in Colorado. The results indicate that employee behavior modification may not be as strongly correlated to the type of discipline used, but that other factors related to disciplinary practices have more influence on employee behavior modification.
Wilbur, Molly, "Is Progressive Discipline Effective?" (2010). University College: Strategic Human Resources Management Capstones. 11.