Open Access Research Article

Management Inconsistencies in Instituting Disciplinary Measures: A Recipe for Industrial Actions

Abdul Amid Aziz Jalloh*, Maurice B Kargbo2, Emmanuel Battuta Saidu Koroma3, Brima Turay4 and Musa Sesay5

1Research Fellow & Lead Consultant: Azmid Research and Management Development Consultancy (ARMDEC), Sierra Leone

2Senior Lecturer: Department of Agriculture and Food Security, Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology (EBKUST)-Sierra Leone

3Lecturer: Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences and Law – Njala University-Sierra Leone

4Senior Lecturer: Department of Economics, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, Ernest Bai Koroma University of Science and Technology (EBKUST)- Sierra Leone

5PhD Candidate and Head of Development Studies Department – University of Makeni (UNIMAK)-Sierra Leone

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Received Date: June 05, 2023;  Published Date: June 30, 2023


Organisations are experiencing uncountable challenges in their thrust for competitive excellence. This has made many corporations to embark on human capital development processes to facilitate extensive career development opportunities. Consistency of operations are the critical elements recoded by numerous management practitioners and researchers as determinants of corporations growth. This study assessed management inconsistent attitudes exhibited that precipitate unpleasant actions instituted by employees. In its drive towards constructive compilation of facts, this investigation extracted, reviewed, analysed and adopted relevant facts derived from secondary sources published by many schools of thought.

Adoption of relevant contributions disclosed research concerns, which facilitated the collection of primary data with the aid of questionnaires and focus group discussions. A representative sample size of 200 respondents and a sample frame that encompasses three corporate institutions are the considerable elements of this endeavour. This study analysed facts derived from survey with statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). Facts presented indicated that, HRM policies are selectively implemented and rights of many employees are violated. They mentioned that most job classifications do not align with prescribed rules and regulations governing human capital management. Respondents disclosed that numerous promotions are not done in accordance with stipulated regulations; elements such as capacity building, task distribution, grievances reported, are preferentially dealt with, and such act of unpleasantness leads to organisations unrest. In addition, disciplinary hearings, constructive and summary dismissal matters are neither thoroughly investigated nor supported by credible evidences in a disciplinary hearing. Consequently, aforementioned unpleasant characteristics could serve as precursor for industrial actions. This study is noteworthy to management consultancies, corporations in Freetown; and serve as reference mechanisms for numerous related investigations.

Keywords:Management Inconsistencies; Disciplinary Measures; Industrial Actions

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