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CH 2 Creating a positive work environment

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Department
Human Resources
Course Code
MHR 405
Professor
George Baranyai

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September 27
th
, 2010
MHR 405
Ch 2 Creating a Positive Work Environment
Values are enduring beliefs that a specific mode of conduct or end state of existence is personally or
socially preferable to an opposite or converse mode of conduct or end state of existence
Instrumental Values represent the acceptable behaviours to be used in achieving some end state
Terminal Values represent the goals to be achieved or end states of existence
Individual Factors
Primary Diversity Factors
age
Gender
Physical attributes
Race/ethnicity/culture
Secondary Diversity Factors
Career stage
Marital status
Educational background
Reli gi ous belief
Work experience
Individual Values
Instrumental: Behaviours used to achieve end state
(Honesty, politeness, courage)
Terminal: Goals representing end state
(Happiness, salvation, prosperi t y)
Power distance is the degree of inequality among people that a culture considers normal
Invidualism vs. Collectivism the degree to which individuals are expected to be part of a group in their
organization or in their society
In-group collectivism the degree to which members of a society takes pride in membership their
immediate social group
Assertiveness the extent to which a society encourages people to be confrontational and asserti ve with
respect to their views
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th September 27 , 2010 MHR 405 Ch 2 Creating a Positive Work Environment Values are enduring beliefs that a specific mode of conduct or end state of existence is personally or socially preferable to an opposite or converse mode of conduct or end state of existence Instrumental Values represent the acceptable behaviours to be used in achieving some end state Terminal Values represent the goals to be achieved or end states of existence Individual Factors Primary Diversity Factors • age • Gender • Physical attributes • Race/ethnicity/culture Secondary Diversity Factors • Career stage • Marital status • Educational background • Religious belief • Work experience Individual Values • Instrumental: Behaviours used to achieve end state (Honesty, politeness, courage) • Terminal: Goals representing end state (Happiness, salvation, prosperity) Power distance is the degree of inequality among people that a culture considers normal Invidualism vs. Collectivism the degree to which individuals are expected to be part of a gro
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