Employee Discipline Enhances Employee Engagement: An Affective Shift Model Perspective - A Literature Review

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DOI: 10.21522/TIJMG.2015.04.01.Art006

Authors : Adamson Mukhalipi


Purpose: The purpose of this document is to propose that employee discipline be considered as a factor in employee engagement.

Design/Methodology/Approach: This conceptual review focuses on the research evidence showing the mediating role of employee discipline in enhancing employee engagement. The affective shift model helps us understand the relationship between employee discipline and employee engagement.

Findings: The author proposed that based on the affective shift model, employee discipline be considered as employee engagement and employee disengagement.

Recommendations: It is suggested that Human Resource Department should develop and put in place an engagement Plan targeting such employees to help them to quickly adjust and become productive and active, take part in decision making as they become committed in the realization of the organizational strategic objectives. Further, the author recommend that a detailed comparative study targeting both private and public organizations be conducted to assess the effect of discipline in enhancing employee engagement and also that an exploratory study be conducted to determine the effect of progressive discipline on employee engagement in organization.

Originality/Value: The author suggests that Human Resource Department should develop an engagement plan targeting disciplined employees with the view of helping them to quickly become productive and active, take part in decision making and become committed in the realization of the organizational strategic objectives.

Keywords: Employees, Discipline, Disengagement, Engagement, Commitment, Involvement.


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