Discussion is a large part of the disciplinary process you will learn in this book. The verb discuss has two basic meanings, both of which play a role in the process.

1.  To speak about something

2.  To write about something

The “something” in this case is always the problematic issue at hand; thus discussion focuses solely on that issue. Put simply, the purpose of discussion is to convey to the employee, in clear and objective language, what the problem is, what behavioral changes are expected, what the employee can do to make those changes, and what action will be taken if the employee fails to make those changes.

Whether you convey this information in written or verbal form, you should be as succinct as possible, remembering ...

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