Competence

culture type: competence

Competence cultures value winning and being the best. People are expected to be experts in their field - generalists are not typically appreciated. Performance standards are very high and individuals are expected to stand up for their ideas, rather than focusing on building consensus. The environment is pressure-packed and very individualistic. Because of this, decision-making is thorough and the solutions deemed strongest win out.

preferences

  • strong opinions, intensive debate, and winning
  • individual expertise and very high performance standards
  • standing up for one's ideas rather than building consensus

Working With Me

  • be informed and direct
  • debate the pros and cons with me

Penny’s top culture values

  • autonomy

    Those who place high value on having Autonomy tend to operate independently and prefer solitary projects and activities. Those who place low value on having Autonomy typically work best with and around others.

  • informality

    Those who place high value on Informality tend to have a more relaxed style of communicating, dressing, and interacting. Those who place low value on Informality typically prefer a more professional style of communicating, dressing, and interacting.

  • sharing information freely

    Those who place high value on Sharing Information Freely tend to readily disclose data and information to others. Those who place low value on Sharing Information Freely typically keep data and information under wraps unless disclosure is critical.

  • 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.

  • fairness

    Those who place high value on Fairness tend to believe that the same rules should apply equally to everyone. Those who place low value on Fairness tend to believe that circumstances, not equitability, should determine decisions.

  • being team oriented

    Those who place high value on Being Team Oriented tend to collaborate and rely on team effort to achieve goals. Those who place low value on Being Team Oriented typically prefer to work independently and prioritize individual goals over team goals.

  • being pragmatic

    Those who place high value on Being Pragmatic tend to prioritize logical thinking and being practical. Those who place low value on Being Pragmatic typically focus on possibilities and out of the box thinking.

  • 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.

  • having high performance expectations

    Those who place high value on Having High Performance Expectations tend to work hard to achieve goals and expect the same of others. Those who place low value on Having High Performance Expectations typically balance completing work with maintaining personal balance.

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