Culture of Discipline

Mr. Gordon projects himself as a hard worker. However, he does not display strong need for achievement and tends to be perform slowly in finishing his daily tasks – a fact that may related to his old age that is very close to retirement stage (he will retire on October 2002).

Naturally Mr. Gordon does not have high intention to be a strong leader nor very high needs to control others. Nonetheless, in his current position as a senior supervisor, he always tries to control and enforce discipline among his staff. But, enforcing discipline proves to be a daunting task for him as he admits that he did not very successfully inspire his staff – especially those who are old, senior and permanent– to build discipline and professionalism. “It may be part of our culture and frankly, it’s very difficult to establish the culture of discipline,” he responded wryly as he tried to explain his job challenges. Continue reading