Command

culture type: command

Command cultures value certainty, precision, and dependability. Roles are clearly defined and systems and policies are in place to ensure that things are done the same way every time. Direction tends to come from the top and trickle down - so ideas within the organization may get lost. Focus is placed on process over people with the environment feeling structured and serious.

preferences

  • certainty, precision, dependability
  • defined roles, systems and policies that ensure things are done the same way every time
  • decisions being made by leadership and then disseminated to others

Working With Me

  • be precise and concise
  • give me a decision to make

Michael’s top culture values

  • taking individual responsibility

    Those who place high value on Taking Individual Responsibility tend to prefer environments where people hold themselves accountable. Those who place low value on Taking Individual Responsibility typically prefer environments where the team as a whole is held accountable.

  • opportunities for professional growth

    Those who place high value on Opportunities for Professional Growth seek out programs, mentors, or projects that have the potential to enhance professional and personal development. Those who place low value on Opportunities for Professional Growth typically prefer to focus on specific work responsibilities, rather than on development opportunities.

  • being competitive

    Those who place high value on Being Competitive tend to set aggressive targets and make an effort to achieve more than others. Those who place low value on Being Competitive typically prefer to work collaboratively to achieve a collective win.

  • being quick to take advantage of opportunities

    Those who place high value on Being Quick to Take Advantage of Opportunities tend to feel comfortable taking on more risk with less information. Those who place low value on Being Quick to Take Advantage of Opportunities typically gather and analyze information before moving forward.

  • being supportive

    Those who place high value on Being Supportive tend to enjoy assisting others and helping them achieve success. Those who place low value on Being Supportive typically prefer to prioritize attending to personal responsibilities over assisting others.

  • desiring a well defined role

    Those who place high value on Desiring a Well Defined Role tend to prefer clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Those who place low value on Desiring a Well Defined Role typically prefer to have flexible and fluid responsibilities.

  • confronting conflict directly

    Those who place high value on Confronting Conflict Directly tend to discuss disagreements and problems with candor. Those who place low value on Confronting Conflict Directly typically prefer to resolve conflict issues with caution and sensitivity.

  • offers praise for good performance

    Those who place high value on Offers Praise for Good Performance tend to take time to identify and praise good performance as it occurs. Those who place low value on Offers Praise for Good Performance typically refrain from pointing out good performance, because it is assumed.

  • paying attention to detail

    Those who place high value on Paying Attention to Detail tend to focus on specifics over generalities and ensure that details are addressed. Those who place low value on Paying Attention to Detail typically focus on the big picture or overall concept than on the details.

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