This study examined recipients' perceptions of workplace discipline. Females delivering discipline were perceived to be less effective and less fair than males. Both recipients' biases and behavior differences by male and female supervisors appear to contribute to reduced effectiveness. These results suggest the need to raise the awareness of managers and subordinates regarding potential negative reactions to females administering discipline. Special training in discipline delivery for female managers may also be warranted.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management