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

GUY’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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • being reflective

    Those who place high value on Being Reflective tend to spend time self-reflecting on interactions and discussions with others. Those who place low value on Being Reflective typically focus on the tactical outcomes of conversations and interactions.

  • 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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