Make a list of your top five personal values. Explain how these values may affect you as a police supervisor (values conflict with law enforcement)? How do these ideals influence your decision-making?
Values are cognitive representations of core motives and indicate people’s top priorities. Work values define what is essential to people in their jobs and what they aspire to achieve. Previous study has found that degrees of both job-related well-being, job burnout and job engagement, are connected to work values.
Policing is related with high involvement and a high risk of burnout. The research is lacking in terms of the hierarchy of work values in police officers, how work values are related to job burnout and work engagement in this group, and if work values in police officers are responsive to varying levels of job burnout and work engagement.
Values are said to be deeply ingrained reasons that influence and explain attitudes, norms, and behaviors (Schwartz, 1999). Values may impact how people judge certain events and their significance, as well as how they are motivated to engage in activities in particular situations. Work is a significant sphere in a person’s life, and its primary goal is to offer economic stability.
Work, on the other hand, serves additional psychological purposes that promote growth and learning, and it is also an expression of social activity. Work values define what is essential to people and what they want to accomplish at work (Warr, 2008). So far, research has focused on universal values rather than those of a specific work situation. Furthermore, greater emphasis was placed on coherence between the general values of the employees and the values preferred by the organization.
Extrinsic and intrinsic values are key distinctions in work from the standpoint of human resource management. Extrinsic work values are concerned with work outcomes for which individuals are rewarded in the form of concrete incentives linked with the economic function of labor, such as money, status, or job security. In contrast, intrinsic values are concerned with job outcomes associated with psychological pleasures such as recognition, opportunities for growth, and flourishing. Thus, extrinsic or intrinsic work values can result in a wide range of motives, each of which necessitates a unique set of managerial tools and techniques.