The most crucial aspect of an organization or family is how to maintain Discipline. It includes both personal and professional attributes. It has been noticed that, at times, maintaining Discipline can be pretty troubling and frustrating.
The most commonly disciplinary problems we see and face in our day-to-day life, whether at the workplace or in the comfort of our homes, are Disrespect/Defiance/Bullying,/Aggression. Individuals with indiscipline behavior suffer many issues, including poor attitude to work, low productivity, and carefree attitude.
To discuss a little bit more on it, indiscipline at work can come through various modes like absenteeism, poor performance, poor timekeeping, and general misconduct. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering” – Dalai Lama.
Our habits play a significant role as, most of the time, it defines whether we lead a disciplined or indisciplined life. Therefore, gaining the power of habit is of utmost importance.
For example, You decide you want to start running at 6:00 AM every morning. You are very excited and thrilled that you finally made the decision and can not wait any longer to get up in the morning and put on the running shoes to go for your first run.
You wake up with the alarm at 5:45 AM. And now here comes the most dreadful thing you would not expect, and You know you shouldn’t do it. But we are not able to resist it. Habit. Oh, the devil, the good old enemy. You start to THINK.
The Power of Habit Book by Charles Duhigg helps us understand how to eradicate these bad habits into a productive routine not just professionally but also personally By learning how to discover and counteract the complex web of forces underlying resistant organizational problems, you’ll be able to make change inevitable.
- Identifying habits is the key to any root cause because it helps us understand and also ensures we take the next step forward.
- Understanding the cause that leads to these habits, a vital and focused area, is that we really try to understand how/why/when these habits occur.
- Changing the scenario/ atmosphere at the workplace can be a very crucial aspect as sometimes our surroundings also play a very significant role in shaping the habit and lastly,
- Replacing these Habits with the habits that will be fruitful and productive is the solution and thus helps us to be disciplined and also by doing that, we can bridge the gap between goals and achievements and also build on competencies like Successfully leading change initiatives. Dealing with ambiguity. Reduction in errors and project failures. Team and organization agility. “At last, Discipline takes courage and perseverance, but it pays off” – Jean Price.