Values – The values of the organization can be described as the virtues within an employee that are noted and encouraged by the company (Weiss, 2009). There are a number of values that a company can encourage such as the go-getter or never-say-die attitude that will be based on encouraging employees to keep pushing on, but if this is done the wrong way, negative results may occur (Cory, 2004). If a must-win mentality is what is encouraged, for example, then an employee may see it fit for them to do whatever it takes to win no matter the cost. However is values such as honesty and hard work are promoted, there will be a more positive effect on the employees’ attitudes.
Morality – The actions undertaken by an organization can be used to judge its morality. If its actions reflect that of a company that has no regard for others, then it is more likely that its employees will pick up on that attitude and reflect it with their own actions (Cory, 2004). For example, should a company plainly engage in actions such as pollution without remorse its employees will end up not caring for other people as well. Therefore, it is necessary for a company to maintain a positive aura around itself that will have a better impact on its employees.
Ideology – This can be defined as the main train of thought that is promoted by the organization. If this train of thought is one of selfishness, then it will show in the actions of the employees as they will tend to care only for themselves as well (Weiss, 2009).