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ISSN: 2047-7031  
Volume  10   Issue 08  2021  
Article Abstract
Leveraging Congruence of Values in the Workplace during Pandemic Times: An Empirical Study
Keywords:  Change, Organization, Influencing, African Manager, Japan
Maureen H. Gelle-Jimenez, MA & Hector M. Aguiling, PhD
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented changes and challenges to countries worldwide. It has forced a shift from the way people and industries usually do things, ranging from everyday activities to how businesses operate. To mitigate the adverse economic implications of the Covid-19 global crisis, industries opted for alternative work arrangements to restart labor activities while providing for the needed flexibility to overcome restrictions in mobility and comply with social distancing protocols. Qualitative research approach is used to document how congruence of values can be leveraged in the conduct of work in alternative work arrangements, which are commonly utilized during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. Congruence ensures that the values guiding the decisions, actions, and behaviors of employees are harmonized with the core values espoused by the organization. Specifically, this study illustrates how the stable and enduring nature of values guide the employees of a University located in Manila, Philippines in self-managing their performance in a flexible work environment. Semi-structured interviews of administrative officials were conducted in order to establish the core values espoused by the organization. Employees were also interviewed to determine the important role congruence plays in performing work remotely from the organization.
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