Values

Values factors and related items

Universalism

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Universalism”: Understanding, appreciation, tolerance and protection for the welfare of all people and for nature; Tolerance, Societal concern, Protecting nature

The employer attracts many tolerant employees; Flat hierarchy in which everyone is quickly at eye level; An employer that is committed to social responsibility; Fair behaviour; Equal rights and obligations for all; A certain amount of risk is shared equally among all

Benevolence

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Benevolence”:
Preservation and enhancement of the welfare of people with whom one is in frequent personal contact; Single component: Caring for ingroup members

A friendly environment; Employee-oriented culture; People who support others are highly respected; Tolerance in dealing with each other is important; Helpfulness among colleagues; Colleagues who are friends

Tradition

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Tradition”: Respect, commitment, and acceptance of the customs and ideas that traditional culture or religion provides; Single component: Maintaining cultural and religious traditions

Work that derives meaning from a long tradition; Achieving small successes and gradual development; Work content shaped by tradition and identity; Long-term stable corporate culture; Preserving shared core values; Maintaining old rituals

Conformity

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Conformity”:
Restraint of actions, inclinations, and impulses likely to upset or harm others and violate social expectations or norms; Interpersonal: Avoiding upsetting others, Compliance with social norms

Tasks that are important and require precision; Always polite and careful behaviour; Respectful interaction with superiors; Criticism is voiced with restraint; Work content defined by the respective role; Tasks that similarly engage many others

Security

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Security”: Safety, harmony, and stability of society, of relationships, and of self; Societal security, Personal security

Reliable and continuous work organisation; Employees remain loyal to employer for many years; High base salary, low bonus; A secure and reliable employer; Consistent and routine tasks; Any risk is avoided here on principle

Power

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Power”: Social status and prestige, control or dominance over people and resources Dominance over people; Control of material resources, Face: Status and prestige

Being able to obtain authority over others; Powerful positions are highly respected; Strong hierarchy in which it is worth ascending; Responsible superiors give instructions; Professional distance from colleagues; Executives have a special status

Achievement

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Achievement”: Personal success through demonstrating competence according to social standards Personal success; Demonstrating competence

Performance-oriented culture; Pursuing great successes and great innovations; The employer attracts many ambitious employees; Motivation of the individual; A focus on results shapes the values we live by; Performance-oriented behaviour

Hedonism

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Hedonism”: Pleasure and sensuous gratification for oneself. Single component: Pleasure

Tasks that inspire and give pleasure; A "cool" environment; Work that is usually just fun; Relaxed and uncomplicated interaction among colleagues; What is important is the joy you experience yourself; Corporate culture at the cutting edge

Stimulation

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Stimulation”: Excitement, novelty, and challenge in life; Excitement, Novelty, Challenge

Criticism is voiced openly; Low base salary, high bonus; Challenges that are rather rare; Varied and exciting tasks; Work content shaped by innovation; Courage to try new approaches

Self-direction

Developed on the basis of the Schwartz Value Survey factor “Self-direction”: Independent thought and action: choosing, creating, exploring; Autonomy of thought; Autonomy of action

Courageous interaction with superiors; Less responsibility and more freedom; Individual co-determination of the work content; Independent and self-organised work; Free and flexible work organisation; Employees change frequently, have exciting CVs