The organizational culture and values alignment management importance for successful business

  • Nicholas Van-Eerven Ludolf Fluminense Federal University
  • Marcela do Carmo Silva Fluminense Federal University
  • Carlos Francisco Simões Gomes Fluminense Federal University
  • Valmir Martins Oliveira Universidad Mayor - Santiago - CHILE
Keywords: Organizational Culture, Consciousness Levels, Values Alignment

Abstract

The main objective of this study was to carry out an organizational culture diagnosis in a shipyard, verifying the alignment degree between personal and organizational values. For data collection, a structured questionnaire was adopted and it was answered by 104 employees. In this questionnaire, the employees pointed out the main values cultivated by the company and by themselves. The results showed that there is a significant misalignment between organizational and personal values and an organizational culture based on values that aim at the self-interest of the organization and not the common good. The background of this article is to demonstrate the importance of the diagnosis and management of the organizational culture. To provoke a reflection on the importance of a culture that aims at the common good and not only the financial interest for a select group; not as an altruistic thinking, but as a strategy for organizational sustainability.

Author Biographies

Nicholas Van-Eerven Ludolf, Fluminense Federal University
Master in Management Systems at Fluminense Federal University
Marcela do Carmo Silva, Fluminense Federal University
Doctoral Student in Industrial Engineering Program, at Fluminense Federal University
Carlos Francisco Simões Gomes, Fluminense Federal University
Adjunct 2 Professor in Industrial Engineering Department at Fluminense Federal University
Valmir Martins Oliveira, Universidad Mayor - Santiago - CHILE

International Relations - American Studies Ph.D.

Professor and Researcher Universidad Mayor - Santiago - CHILE

Published
2017-07-23
How to Cite
Ludolf, N., Silva, M. do C., Gomes, C. F., & Oliveira, V. (2017). The organizational culture and values alignment management importance for successful business. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 14(2), 272-280. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2017.v14.n2.a15
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