Research Project on Work Attitude in Russia

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Assessment II: Research Project on Work Attitude in Russia By: 308262 (Anna Lozytska) For: Dr Michael Vieregge Unit: M003 - Human Resource Development Submission date: 15.11.2010

Table of Content:
Introduction ................................................................................................................................. 3 Literature Review ........................................................................................................................ 4 Definitions ............................................................................................................................... 4 Earlier research on work attitude in Russia............................................................................ 9 Research Statement................................................................................................................ 11 Methodology ............................................................................................................................. 12 Data collection tool ............................................................................................................... 12 Sampling ................................................................................................................................ 12 Data Analysis ............................................................................................................................ 13 Work Attitude ......................................................................................................................... 13 Attitude to management and innovations .............................................................................. 15 Stress ...................................................................................................................................... 16 Competitiveness, self-development and attitude to success................................................... 16 Money .................................................................................................................................... 17 Quitting a job ......................................................................................................................... 17 Intention to work .................................................................................................................... 17 Discussion and Conclusion ....................................................................................................... 18 Trends .................................................................................................................................... 18 Stable characteristics ............................................................................................................ 18 References ................................................................................................................................. 19 Appendix A

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Introduction „Everyone can bring a horse to the pond, but nobody can force it to drink‟. This Russian proverb is a good definition of work attitudes‟ role in company‟s success. Today it has become a common sense that employees‟ attitude and level of satisfaction are key elements in quality of products and, as result, company‟s profitability and stability. Every single person has unique collection of values and beliefs, but it is usually based on „national‟ work attitudes created by county‟s history and culture and that can‟t be changed quickly. So it is initial for management of any company to know basic work attitudes and motives of society which their employees belong to, and build their HR policy according to this knowledge. As Russia‟s economy rises, recovering big potential, many international companies open their subdivisions there and hire Russian citizens. They bring their experience and way of doing business, but they can‟t bring their attitudes to people‟s minds. It is widely known that Russians are quite reserved...
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