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The Link between Organisational Value Systems and Employee Performance: Myth or Reality.

Ruttledge, Bernie (2004) The Link between Organisational Value Systems and Employee Performance: Myth or Reality. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Current research indicates that an organisation's value system plays a crucial role in the success of organisation. One of the main reasons for developing a value system is to influence the attitudes and behaviour of empoyees.

The objective of this study is to gain an understanding of whether senior managers see a potential benefit in the adoption of a formal organisational value system in relation to managing employee performance.

Research involved a review of the existing body of literature on values and employee performance in an effort to establish how value systems influence and impact on employee performance. The role of senior managers in this process was also established.

The research methodology employed was semi-structured interviews with a group of senior managers' perspectives on the links between organisational values and employee performance.

The findirigs indicate that senior managers are familiar with the concept of a value system and could clearly identify how it might impact on employee performance. Senior managers indicated that a value system would assist them in managing employee performance by enabling them set standards of behaviour against which employees could be assessed. The research also suggests that the values must link into the performance management system if they are to become an effective mechanism for driving improvements in employee performance.

The claims of a link between organisational value systems and employee perforinance would, indeed, appear to be a reality.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Organisational Psychology
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Personnel Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Aisling Gorby
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 08:35
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2015 15:41
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/90

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