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.
- strong opinions, intensive debate, and winning
- individual expertise and very high performance standards
- standing up for one's ideas rather than building consensus
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Arthur’s top culture values
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.
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.
Those who place high value on Creativity tend to think outside of the box and consider unusual alternatives. Those who place low value on Creativity typically prefer to use logic and proven methods to achieve success.
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.
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.
being highly organized
Those who place high value on Being Highly Organized tend to operate with clearly defined schedules, systems, and plans of action. Those who place low value on Being Highly Organized typically operate more spontaneously and unsystematically.
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.
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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