Collaboration

culture type: collaboration

Collaborative cultures value synergy and cooperation. Individuals are expected to listen to others' ideas and treat each other with respect. The open, sharing environment often results in prolonged decision-making - with individuals sometimes refraining from voicing dissent. Individual achievement is generally sacrificed in lieu of celebrating team success.

preferences

  • synergy, support and cooperation
  • considering others' ideas
  • working together to reach goals
  • open, transparent communication with decisions made by consensus

Working With Me

  • be cooperative and encouraging
  • invite me to work with you

Theodore’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.

  • seeking consensus

    Those who place high value on Seeking Consensus tend to seek agreement from all participants before moving forward. Those who place low value on Seeking Consensus typically prefer to identify and act on the option most likely to win, regardless of agreement.

  • creativity

    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.

  • adaptability

    Those who place high value on Adaptability tend to easily adapt to changing circumstances or requirements. Those who place low value on Adaptability typically prefer to maintain tried and true processes.

  • 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.

  • tolerance

    Those who place high value on Tolerance tend to generally be patient and accepting with others, regardless of the circumstances. Those who place low value on Tolerance typically have a strong sense of urgency about things going according to plan.

  • seeking input from others

    Those who place high value on Seeking Input from Others tend to consistently ask others for suggestions and constructive criticism. Those who place low value on Seeking Input from Others typically prioritize personal experience over other input when making decisions.

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