Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Values Congruence from the Executives’ Viewpoint: Value-Based Practices
Issue: Vol. 9, No 2, 2016
Published date: 06-2016 (print) / 06-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Jolita Vveinhardt
Evelina Gulbovaite
Dalia Streimikiene
Keywords: value congruence, value incongruence, personal values, organizational values, prevailing values, declared values
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-2/17
Index PUBMS: 6beaca40-0281-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 248-265 (18)
JEL classification: M12, M14

The permanent dilemma of congruence between personal and organizational values, prevailing in the research, fosters the new search for answers and the ways to achieve the coherence of employees and organizations. Therefore, this paper investigates the ways of strengthening the congruence of personal and organizational values as applied in organizations from the viewpoint of executives and how to harmonize individual values and those prevailing in organizations. The study is conducted using a semi-structured interview method, giving informants additional questions arising in the course of the interview. The executives of 8 organizations participated in the research. It was found that the causes for value’ incongruence of the person and the organization in the researched organizations are different, and the gap is determined by different experiences with value management in the organizations presented in this paper.