21st November 2015 From India, Bangalore
One has to be tactful and careful in words.
One must choose issues to be enforced and to be ignored.
Play a balanced role.No point being a school teacher.
Try and involve the departmental heads in this initiative.
Have an in house exercise to see what are the problem areas and then make it a group task involving HODs,senior workers/staff.
Finally do not get disheartened by this response and never react angrily when such adverse comments are made.
21st November 2015 From India, Pune
I fully agree with the views expressed earlier in this thread that enforcing a discipline / bringing change is not an easy task.
I believe that those days have gone whereby you can impose the discipline on an employees ONLY BY imposing penalty / penalizing them and that to in a type of sector (Information & Technology) in which companies are following very good HR practices to motivate their employees.
- Have one to one meeting with the employee who is opposing the policy of the company / does want to work in the disciplined way.. Try to convince him/her and I am very sure you will get success.
- Even after that if they don't become disciplined / don't follow the work ethics penalize them but don't forget to counsel him that penalty will be his loss only and being a part of the organization he has to follow the rules and regulations of the organization.
- Even after this if you see no improvement, there is no other way left other than to discontinue his services.
BUT I BELIEVE YOUR PROBLEM WILL BE RESOLVED WITH THE FIRST TWO STEPS MENTIONED ABOVE.
All the best.
Sultanate of Oman
21st November 2015 From Oman, Muscat