Culture and discipline

A Culture of Discipline In this section of his book, Jim Collins focuses around the discipline of an organization. You can only form a disciplined foundation if you have the right people on the bus, who are themselves self-disciplined. Applying this over time you will be able to cement this as the company culture.

Culture and discipline

Previous Next Culture and Discipline: Is Harsh Discipline Ever Okay? There is a push to see harsh discipline end in our Western culture. Articles and studies continue to find that this type of discipline is not only not helpful in the long-run in terms of socializing our children, but actually has some pretty clear negative effects too.

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In short, there seems to be a cultural element at play here that deserves some discussion. The research on this is Culture and discipline and so this piece can only summarize some of what we know because of what has been donebut I do think that what we have offers insight into some key points about how we discipline our children and what they take from it.

Is harsh discipline always bad? Research has highlighted several groups for whom harsh discipline specifically physical discipline has not resulted in the same negative outcomes specifically externalizing behaviours or overall adjustment as has been found in other groups.

One group is those with a Conservative Protestant background[1][2]. Although researchers have thought religiosity as a whole may predict more acceptance of physical discipline as it permeates many religious groups, only the Conservative Protestant background consistently comes up as having moderating effects on negative outcomes.

In addition, research looking at outcomes based on country of origin also shows differential effects[3]. For example, children in Thailand had a huge effect of physical discipline with those who received high levels of use showing much higher levels of aggression than those who received low levels.

However, on the other end of the spectrum, children from Kenya showed no difference on aggression levels by use of physical discipline — it seemed to have no effect on aggression at all.

Culture and discipline

The other countries examined — China, Philippines, Culture and discipline, and India had effects that were in between the other two, but always a positive association between the use of physical discipline and child aggression. More recent research[4] using a Jewish sample found that another variable seemed to come into play: That is, if a child is more intense or high-needs which is what we would think of when researchers speak of emotionalityare they more susceptible to the effects?

Well, it turns out it depends on their religious context in this case, Judaism. Religious families were more likely than non-religious families to show no negative effects of psychological control or physical punishment, but the distinction between religious and non-religious families was stronger when children were of high emotionality.

That is, high emotional kids from non-religious families showed lower levels of empathy and prosocial behaviour when mothers but not fathers used physical punishment, but the complete opposite was the case for high emotional children from religious families — they showed higher empathy and prosocial behaviours when mothers used physical punishment.

What moderates the effect between culture and outcomes to harsh discipline? The question now is why only some groups show this moderating effect. The following are some of the ideas and what we know about them: Some have suggested that child interpretation of the events or the fairness of it may influence the findings; however, Davidov and Atzaba-Poria looked at that very factor and found it had no influence at all on the findings[4].

However, in a review of research on discipline more generally not just harshchild interpretation does seem to matter so this is something to still look into[5]. Which parent engages does seem to have an effect in [4], with no relationship to outcomes at all when fathers engaged in psychological control or physical punishment, but the stated effects above when it was mothers.

In [1], the effect was with fathers and not mothers.

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If harsh discipline is used only in very specific situations versus as a general discipline strategy. In one study examining the use of psychological control and physical punishment either in response to an academic misdeed or as a general discipline method, the researchers found that when these methods were used for an academic transgression with Israeli children, it was associated with increases in externalizing behaviours that were not evidence when they were used more generally in the same group[4].

In the same study, former Soviet Union families actually showed a more positive response to these methods when in an academic versus generalized context. More research on what situational contexts mitigate or amplify the effects is needed.

As mentioned above, the effects vary for children with high or low emotionality. Other temperamental states need to be examined as well.

Not all religiosity is associated with moderating effects, as found in [1] and [2], but there does seem to be some support that conservative religiosity has moderating effects.

This explains the moderating effects of conservative Protestant backgrounds as well as religious Judaism which is also considered conservative.

In [4], there was a distinction between the outcomes for Israeli and former Soviet Union families suggesting that there was some divide in these cultures that impacts outcomes. Similarly, in the research on different countries[3], there were differences between countries that may not be explained by shared traits.

Conservative religiosity is linked to collectivism and thus this has been hypothesized as a potential mediator; however, in a direct test of this, Davidov and Atzaba-Poria[4] included a group of Kibbutz families which is highly collectivist and they showed the same pattern as non-religious, non-Kibbutz families, suggesting that collectivism is not the issue.

In other areas of parenting, child sex actually interacts with parenting to predict various outcomes, so should we expect it to be different here?

Is it ever good? This should be the real question.There is a push to see harsh discipline end in our Western culture. Articles and studies continue to find that this type of discipline is not only not helpful in the long-run in terms of socializing our children, but actually has some pretty clear negative effects too.

In order to achieve, and maintain, great results, you need to create a culture of discipline, by getting the right people on the bus. You want to avoid bureaucracy that tends to drive the right people off the bus, but instead create a framework where people are free to move within.

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Good to Great: A Culture of Discipline In this section of his book, Jim Collins focuses around the discipline of an organization. You can only form a disciplined foundation if you have the right people on the bus, who are themselves self-disciplined.

Culture of Discipline is a concept developed in the book Good to nationwidesecretarial.comlined people who engage in disciplined thought and who take disciplined action—operating with freedom within a framework of responsibilities—this is the cornerstone of a culture that creates greatness.

A “culture of discipline” is a phrase used by Jim Collins (Good to Great) in his study of great companies.

Culture and Discipline: Is Harsh Discipline Ever Okay?

All of the great companies, those that far outperform others, have a culture of discipline. In a huffingtonpost article you can find a video (see here below) about how parents discipline their children across the cultures that made me decide to write this post.

We all know that every culture has her own method to “discipline” the children and has different norms. (Personally, I don’t like the term “to discipline” because it implies a (usually physical) punishment, but that.

Good to Great: A Culture of Discipline