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

Cathryn’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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • being quick to take advantage of opportunities

    Those who place high value on Being Quick to Take Advantage of Opportunities tend to feel comfortable taking on more risk with less information. Those who place low value on Being Quick to Take Advantage of Opportunities typically gather and analyze information before moving forward.

  • being team oriented

    Those who place high value on Being Team Oriented tend to collaborate and rely on team effort to achieve goals. Those who place low value on Being Team Oriented typically prefer to work independently and prioritize individual goals over team goals.

  • 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.

  • being pragmatic

    Those who place high value on Being Pragmatic tend to prioritize logical thinking and being practical. Those who place low value on Being Pragmatic typically focus on possibilities and out of the box thinking.

  • creating order

    Those who place high value on Creating Order tend to bring structure and order to processes and projects. Those who place low value on Creating Order typically prefer to allow processes and projects to be fluid and unstructured.

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