n South African Journal of Labour Relations - The role of a values-driven leadership culture in a company's pursuit of "world-class" status : a case study of a financial institution

Volume 25, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 0379-8410
  • E-ISSN: 2520-3223



In companies' pursuit of competitiveness in the global economy, employment relations practitioners will have to focus more of their efforts on the creation of a supportive culture for effective employment relations. One of the most important challenges in this regard is the effective integration of a company's core values with the personal values of each individual employee. The underlying reason being that the successful integration of core and personal values will become the "cement" in the employment relationship - bonding the individual employee with the company's business vision and mission. As an important focus in the employment relations strategy of a business organisation, the objective of this study is to submit a frame of reference for establishing such a leadership culture as a point of departure for integrating personal and core values. Even though this study is limited to one financial company only, the leitmotiv of core values in any company's pursuit of "world class" status will ensure the successful application of this framework in most South African companies.

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