It is not in the best interest of an employer or an employee to find themselves constantly haggling over matters of personal “discipline” in the workplace.
Employers expect that employees, upon qualifying for a position, have the attendant personal discipline and work ethics to conduct professional assignments. While this is an assumption, it is a reasonable expectation that those who have been through a technical and professional development process must have mastered this key concept of the science of achievement.
Discipline in the work environment entails the capacity to create value and be productive without supervision and without deviating from pre-set standards. It is also about not disorienting the efforts of others in the pursue and achieve corporate goals too.
The core of discipline is the ability to apply oneself single mindedly to prioritize and accomplish a task avoiding tempting distractions along the path to the goal.
While any employer would be keen to hire and develop a disciplined employee, discipline has significant career and personal development benefits such as enjoying the satisfaction and fulfilment of a job well done.
Personal discipline enables one to focus and achieve personal development goals and reduce stress from exertion in non-productive pursuits.