A study was performed on the managerial staff and supervisors of a large manufacturing plant (n = 129) to measure individuals’ commitment to the organization’s values. A Behavioral Observation Scale (BOS) measurement instrument was developed by the members of the organization and was administered using a 360 degree valuation process. Results indicated good scale reliability and consistency. A factor analysis of the data yielded 4 distinct factors, which corresponded reasonably well to the underlying organizational values. Implications for future research and for the evaluation of organizational values for practicing managers are discussed.
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Buchko, Aaron A. and Buchko, Kathleen J.
"Do Managers Walk The Talk? Using Behavioral Observations Scales (BOS) and 360-Degree Ratings To Assess Organizational Values,"
Journal of Business & Leadership: Research, Practice, and Teaching (2005-2012): Vol. 6:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jbl/vol6/iss1/6