Work Values Research Paper by Meg

An examination of the influence of individual work values on the commitment of an employee to an organization.
# 151637 | 3,281 words | 6 sources | APA | 2010 | KE
Published on Aug 21, 2012 in Business (Management) , Ethics (General)

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This paper seeks to define the meaning of work values and also employee commitment and how work values influence the commitment of an employee to an organization. The type of organization that is evaluated is a multinational telecommunications corporation (Vodafone) that has a high number of employees and handles a large customer base. The paper also seeks to determine the kind of organizational factors that exist within the multinational company that affect the work values and organizational commitment of the employees as well as the available structures of work values that are used in many multinational organizations around the world. The discussion also coversthe use of American literature and research work that is available for the last ten years and which has offered extensive feedback on the topic.

Work Values
Employee Commitment
Influence of Work Values on Employee Commitment

From the Paper:

"The concept of work values has continued to receive increasing interest amongst various scholars and researchers around the world especially with regards to its influence on the individual commitment of an employee to their organization. To better understand the concept, work values are referred to as the set of traits or qualities that are considered to be important by an employee in the performance of their work duties and responsibilities. They are also defined as those qualities that employees within an organization desire to have when performing their work. Work values are viewed as measures of employee performance since they determine the efficiency and effectiveness of a worker when it comes to completing certain tasks within the organization. They also provide a measure of the work preferences, ethics, culture and beliefs of the employee which prove to be beneficial when it comes to performing organizational tasks. Work values also provide a measure of personal need and satisfaction as they allow an employee to reflect upon their individual goals and objectives in the work place and what they have to do to satisfy their needs (Levy 2003)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Hofstede, G., (2001) Culture's consequences: comparing values, behaviours, institutions and organizations across nations. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications
  • Ho, C.C., (2006) A study of the relationships between work values, job involvement and organizational commitment among Taiwanese nurses. Published Thesis.
  • Queensland, Australia: Queensland University of TechnologyLevy, P.E., (2003) Industrial/organizational psychology: understanding the workplace.
  • Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Li, W., (2008) Demographic effects of work values and their management implications. Journal of Business Ethics, 81, pp 875-885
  • Matic, J.L., (2008) Cultural differences in employee work values and their implications for management. Management, Vol.13, No.2, pp 93-104

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