Long-term behaviour is best predicted by its alignment with individual’s held values
On the 30th and 31st of July, Jopie van Rooyen and Partners, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town and the University of Johannesburg (Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management) had the pleasure of hosting Dr Kevin Meyer from Hogan Assessment Systems for a public talk on the assessment of Motives and Drivers in the organisational process.
As Dr. Meyer so eloquently expressed, values motivate and drive us and therefore impact on the performance of individuals, teams and the overall performance of the organisation. Be it valuing things core to the individual’s role, sharing similar values with the team, or possessing values that are shared by the organisation as a whole, one’s functioning is influenced by values. Dr. Meyer also referred to research that showed that leaders establish the culture within an organisation by projecting their values onto others. Furthermore, values-based fit has been found to affect and predict job attitudes, attrition and job performance. Dr. Meyer recommended that the assessment of values should be an integral part of selection and development programmes.