Managements of most organizations are of the view that the type of punishment should focus on the behaviour rather than the person. Comment.
The challenge I see in this statement is the idea of "most." It is difficult to speak in a position of "most" companies because of the vast number and the different philosophies present in each. Speaking from the most general of point of views, I do believe that management should be focused on examining the behaviour, rather than the person. I think that it creates a rather hostile and adversarial work policies are focused on punishing individuals, as opposed to overall behaviours. Organizations run into dangerous ground when they focus on punishing the individual workers, who can seek redress in legal or social settings to argue that they are being unfairly targeted or persecuted. In order for codified policies of conduct to be effective and to withstand legal and social scrutiny, management is much better suited in focusing on the behaviour of individuals as opposed to the individuals, themselves.