Managing Employees in a Global Setting: An Analysis of Indonesian Employees' Personal Values

By Hastuti Naibaho.

Published by Organizational Cultures: An International Journal

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Meta-theory of motivation shows that an employee’s motivation is influenced by the employee’s values and personality. When the employee feels that his personal values are recognized by the organization, he will find his workplace more meaningful. Therefore, the employee will be more productive, have higher commitment to the organization, and have more concern over his competency. Understanding employee’s personal values can help align these values with those of the organization management system’s. The purpose of this research is to further investigate into Indonesian employees’ personal values based on the cultural wizard model. The study was conducted through a distribution of questionnaires to 563 employees in Jakarta and Surabaya. The respondents were both on managerial and non-managerial levels. The results show that the Indonesian employees tend to be hierarchical, group focused, change tolerant, highly time oriented, value interpersonal relationships, indirect communication, and balance between work and personal lives.

Keywords: Personal Values, Employee Motivation, Diversity

Organizational Cultures: An International Journal, Volume 13, Issue 2, April 2014, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: April 2, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 610.083KB)).

Hastuti Naibaho

Lecturer, Business School Department , Management, Pelita Harapan Surabaya University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Hastuti Naibaho is studying for a PhD degree at Gadjah Mada University and also working as management lecturer at Pelita Harapan Surabaya University. She has obtained a certificate in human resources professional in April 2012 from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia. She was previously working in human resources and project management with multinational companies.