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

Stephen’s top culture values

  • risk taking

    Those who place high value on Risk Taking tend to take advantage of opportunities as they appear, even if risky. Those who place low value on Risk Taking typically use a high degree of caution when evaluating opportunities or risks.

  • 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.

  • rewarding team success

    Those who place high value on Rewarding Team Success tend to identify and reward collective team success over individual success. Those who place low value on Rewarding Team Success prioritize and reward individual performance over the success of teams.

  • 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.

  • stability

    Those who place high value on Stability tend to prefer consistency and predictability in their environment and with others. Those who place low value on Stability typically enjoy change and variation in projects and schedules.

  • high pay for good performance

    Those who place high value on High Pay for Good Performance tend to expect reward and compensation to be based on performance. Those who place low value on High Pay for Good Performance typically expect compensation to be consistent across responsibilities.

  • Being Distinctive / Different From Others

    Those who place high value on Being Distinctive/Different From Others tend to identify and demonstrate unique abilities. Those who place low value on Being Distinctive/Different From Others typically prefer to blend in and fit in with others.

  • 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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