Values can strongly influence employee conduct in the workplace. If an employee values honesty, hard work, and discipline, for example, he will likely make an effort to exhibit those traits in the workplace.
This person may, therefore, be a more efficient employee and a more positive role model to others than an employee with opposite values.
Conflict may arise, however, if an employee realizes that his co-workers do not share his values.
For example, an employee who values hard work may dislike co-workers who are lazy or unproductive without being reprimanded.
Even so, additional conflicts can result if the employee attempts to force his own values on his co-workers.