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How has workplace discipline changed in the last several years?
There are two significant ways.
First, we are now disciplining for things we simply didn't have to deal with before. Internet abuse at work would be one example with many manifestations. With telecommuting up, our definition of "workplace" itself has changed and more bosses have had to deal with productivity issues in remote places.
The other big change that I see is that companies and individual managers have gotten deathly afraid of being sued. Many managers will tell you that "you can't fire anyone anymore." This is exacerbated by the fact that first line supervisors get little to no training in how to supervise and document.
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