Specialists of the Russian job search service conducted a study and found out whether the residents of Russia know the mission and values of the companies they work in. According to the survey results, 79 per cent of respondents know the mission and values of the company they work for.
Of those who are not aware of the mission and values of the company, 50 per cent of respondents explained that their employers did not share this information with them, and 21 per cent of the study participants indicated that, in their opinion, the mission and values of the company are not so important. Also, 29 per cent of the surveyed claimed that their companies do not have clear missions yet.
Besides, of those who know about the mission and values of their companies, 44 per cent fully support them, and 47 per cent support them partially. Only 9 per cent of respondents stated that they adhere to other values than their companies’ ones.
In addition, 40 per cent of respondents said that the existence of the company’s mission and values motivate them to work, 34 per cent of respondents find in it help to make work decisions and set goals, another 28 per cent of survey participants indicated that company values help them to build a more cohesive team, and 22 per cent mentioned help in building trusting relationships with customers.
Interestingly, 43 per cent of the survey participants are still ready to work in a company if its mission differs from their life principles, provided that there will be a high salary, 37 per cent of respondents can sacrifice some principles if the company’s mission does not violate their moral values, 27 per cent of respondents can work in such a company if there are good working conditions, and 23 per cent will choose such an employer only in the absence of other more suitable options.
Another 17 per cent of the study participants noted that they would agree to work in a company with conflicting values if they encounter life difficulties or there is an opportunity for career growth in such a company. Another 12 per cent of respondents said that under no circumstances would they agree to work for a company the values of which are alien to them.