Understanding Employees’ Preferences: Their Work Values, Environment, Interaction and Activities
Science Journal of Education
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 236-243
Received: Oct. 14, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 30, 2017; Published: Dec. 12, 2017
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Emeliza Torrento Estimo, Research Department, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Bacolod City, Philippines
Geneveve Mandado Aguilar, Research Department, John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation, Bacolod City, Philippines
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Abstract
This descriptive study aimed to find out the preferred work values, environment, interactions, and activities of employees in a Maritime institution. A survey questionnaire was administered to a group of respondents composed of 146 faculty and non-teaching staff who represent the sample size from the total population of 231 employees. Results of the study showed evidence that the employees place the highest value on spirituality, mutual respect, reaching goals, open communication, strong support system, cohesiveness, effective leadership, transparency, and recognition, among others. As a whole, they respond most positively to a fast-paced, result-oriented, and organized work environment. Building from the findings gathered, the study recommends the alignment of the employees’ preferences with the institution’s core values and priorities. Since being recognized for their efforts and contribution is important to them, recognition must be given where and when it is deemed best. It is also recommended that more workshops must be held to provide the employees an opportunity to revisit their value system in relation to themselves and others in the organization. Priorities in relation to work must also be reassessed or redefined through these workshops.
Keywords
Institutional Research, Work Values, Work Environment, Work Interaction and Work Activities
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Emeliza Torrento Estimo, Geneveve Mandado Aguilar, Understanding Employees’ Preferences: Their Work Values, Environment, Interaction and Activities, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 236-243. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20170506.12
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