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3.1.1 Person-Job Fit Now you should have learned that many factors can affect employees’ job satisfaction. How well an individual’s personality and values match the ir job can also influence job satisfaction. Jobs are very different. The job of an accountant is very different from that of a teacher. Since people have different personality and preferences, they will also be happier in certain jobs but not others. According to the personality- job fit theory, employees’ job satisfaction and propensity to leave their jobs depend on how well their personalities match to the job. Take a look at Exhibit 5-5 in your text. Would you classify yourself as a realistic, investigative, social, conventional, enterprising, or artistic person? Are you currently in a job that matches your personality? 3.1.2 Person-Organisation Fit Aside from person-job fit, it is also important to match people to organisations. Different organisations have different cultures. Think about your current workplace culture. Does it have a supportive culture, is it team-oriented, or is it innovative? Person-organisation fit suggests that people are attracted to and selected by organisations that match their values. If there is a good match, people will be more satisfied and committed to the organisation. On the other hand, a poor match will
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 2 SU2 12 increase the likelihood of employee turnover. Read page 172 of your text for more details. Take a moment to think about your workplace or of a company you hope to work for. Do your values match those of the organisation? Do you wish to continue working in the organisation or are there other places where there would be a better person- organisation fit? You should now read Robbins and Judge (2015), Chapter 5, pp. 168-172 to learn more about how values affect person-job fit and person-organisation fit. Please click here to login to your Library account and access the Newslink database. Search for the article titled “Values that S’pore Values ” in The Business Times on October 29, 2011. When you read the article, take note of different values that corporations and individuals promote. Do you think your values fit well with the values of these organisations? Would you be happy working for these organisations? 3.2 Hofstede’s Five Value Dimensions Organisations have different cultures. Nations are no different. There are differences in culture among nations. Geert Hofstede suggests that national culture can be assessed by looking at five dimensions. Power Distance: The degree to which people in a country accept that power in institutions and organisations is distributed unequally. Individualism versus Collectivism: Individualism is the degree to which people in a country prefer to act as individuals rather than as members of groups. When there is low individualism, the culture is more collectivistic.
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BUS103 STUDY UNIT 2 SU2 13 Masculinity versus Femininity: Masculinity is the degree to which the culture favours traditional masculine roles such as achievement, and does not view men and women as equal. A high femininity culture does not differentiate between men and
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