Assignment 1 - Unit 4 Essay

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The Need for Role of Discipline in the Uniformed Public Services Definition of Role of Discipline: This is the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience and rewards to encourage it. Rules and Regulations: Rules and regulations are put in place to maintain the expectation of the service; so that tasks run smoothly and there is a certain routine to be followed, for safety and efficiency. Tasks will get done effectively and to the best of the service's ability. Rules and regulations are also to get tasks done as quick as possible, but to a high standard. This is also to ensure that no faults are made, hence no lives being put in danger; meaning themselves or the public, or Public Service being scrutinised. Orders: This is to get jobs done, to show that particular public service a chain of command. In some cases this can be comforting; to know who to go to for advice, knowledge and who to follow in a time of emergency. Orders are given so that Public Service personnel know their role and task and exactly where they need to be, and what to be doing. Giving orders and the orders being followed means little mistakes, and any orders that are given are still surveyed to prevent mistakes or failure. Rules are put into place as to maintain order. Rewards and Punishments: When recruits are professional and their behaviour matches up to the standard required for them, rewards are put in place. These rewards may include meeting ‘important’ people, such as the Queen and other royals, and being knighted. Respect should be automatic towards colleagues if they are receiving it. For example, in the army, if you are well disciplined, professional and have respect for authority and others, it will be reciprocated and this itself can be a reward. When recruits misbehave, ignore rules and overlook

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