Work Values & Drivers
Work values are personal preferences, beliefs and ideals with regard to work. They can be categorised into three types: intrinsic, extrinsic and social/relational. Intrinsic values involve internal principles (e.g. wanting a career that involves helping people); extrinsic values are based on criteria external to the individual (e.g. pay or working conditions) and social/relational values are about feelings or emotions (e.g. good working relationships) (Ros, Schwartz & Surkiss, 1999).