Command

culture type: command

Command cultures value certainty, precision, and dependability. Roles are clearly defined and systems and policies are in place to ensure that things are done the same way every time. Direction tends to come from the top and trickle down - so ideas within the organization may get lost. Focus is placed on process over people with the environment feeling structured and serious.

preferences

  • certainty, precision, dependability
  • defined roles, systems and policies that ensure things are done the same way every time
  • decisions being made by leadership and then disseminated to others

Working With Me

  • be precise and concise
  • give me a decision to make

Heather’s top culture values

  • decisiveness

    Those who place high value on Decisiveness tend to quickly consider the information at hand before making firm decisions. Those who place low value on Decisiveness typically prefer to fully consider multiple options before landing on a single conclusion.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • confronting conflict directly

    Those who place high value on Confronting Conflict Directly tend to discuss disagreements and problems with candor. Those who place low value on Confronting Conflict Directly typically prefer to resolve conflict issues with caution and sensitivity.

  • 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.

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