Managerial Success: A Study of Value and Demographic Correlates.
MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS
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Data regarding the values and demographic characteristics of a diverse sample of 1072 American managers were gathered using Englands Personal Values Questionnaire, an instrument employing a modified semantic differential format. Six hundred seventy-five American managers were then classified into three levels of personal success based on a salary-age criterion. More successful managers were generally highly educated, line rather than staff management-related, at a higher organizational level, somewhat more satisfied with their jobs, members of larger organizations and less senior in their organizational positions, relative to less successful managers. In terms of value characteristics, the study reveals that successful managers appeared to favor pragmatic, dynamic, achievement-oriented values, while unsuccessful managers preferred more static and passive values, the latter values forming a framework descriptive of organizational static rather than organizational and environmental flux. Author
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