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Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline

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An automotive assembly line has strict rules about wearing safety glasses in work areas. Felix is a good employee with no prior rule violations. Today his supervisor sees him in the work area without his glasses. What should the manager do next under progressive discipline?

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1. Joe has previously received verbal and then written warnings about taking long lunch hours, yet he continues to return one half hour later than he should. What should be the next step in progressive discipline for Joe?

2. Beth the bank manager wants to implement the hot stove rule in her discipline for employees breaking the rules. Which of these should she do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Employee discipline is used to correct wrong employee behavior, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your ability to identify the characteristics of the steps and rules involved in the process.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your ability to identify the following:

  • Criticism of progressive discipline
  • Purpose for disciplinary action
  • Steps in progressive disciplinary system
  • Component of hot stove rule

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about employee discipline through a different perspective
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as progressive discipline and hot stove rule
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the steps of a progressive disciplinary system

Additional Learning

To learn more about employee discipline, review the corresponding lesson titled Common Methods of Employee Discipline: 'Hot Stove' and Progressive Discipline. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define discipline
  • Analyze the hot stove rule, name its components, and give examples
  • Name the steps for progressive discipline
  • Evaluate how progressive discipline should be implemented in order to be effective
  • Understand the negatives aspects of progressive discipline
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