Nearly half of the young employees did not take on a task that conflicted with their values

Nearly half of the young employees did not take on a task that conflicted with their values

Employees of generation Y, born between 1983 and 1994, more and more often base their careers on personal values. Nearly half of them admitted that they refused to perform a task at work that violated their ethical principles, according to the Deloitte study. The value system is also increasingly important for other groups of employees and employers. Family and health, followed by honesty, are the first priorities.
– Values are important both in business and in private life. The first place is absolutely family happiness, the second is broadly understood health, and later honesty. I had the pleasure of working with employers from the “Forbes” list. Interestingly, each of them indicated that the family was of great importance for achieving success in business.
As it results from the Human Graph research, contrary to quite common opinion, higher values, including religion, are important for both employers and employees. When asked to indicate three values that should be important for a person wishing to achieve success in business, both groups most often indicated “fair life”. Such an answer was given by 51% of employers and 38% of employees.
– The disproportion here is quite large. Questions about other values were similar. Friendship is important for employees. It was indicated by 14 percent of respondents, and among employers – only 1 percent. This is the limit of statistical error – says the expert.
Nowak emphasizes that in the workplace there are often conversations on the subject of professed values. Experts emphasize that such conversations about values allow to clearly and legibly determine the rules of cooperation in teams. The majority of respondents confirm that such conversations take place between subordinates (72%) and between superiors (87%).
– It looks a bit different when we ask directly about conversations about religion. Here, most employers are afraid to admit that they talk about religious issues, because there is much less evidence that such conversations take place.
More than half of the employees declared that this topic is manifested in conversations with superiors. On the other hand, 35 percent of employers admit to such conversations with their subordinates.
According to survey, 9% of the surveyed employees and 6% of employers believe that religious faith should guide people who want to achieve success in business. The survey showed a link between such a declaration and emphasizing the importance of honesty in business. For both groups faith turned out to be more important than success or fame.
– Over 17% of employers and 13% of employees indicated that faith and religious values are important in running a business and achieving success in their industry.

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