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

Ian’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.

  • risk taking

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • high pay for good performance

    Those who place high value on High Pay for Good Performance tend to expect reward and compensation to be based on performance. Those who place low value on High Pay for Good Performance typically expect compensation to be consistent across responsibilities.

  • achievement oriented

    Those who place high value on Achievement Oriented tend to continually focus on achieving successes that advance them in their role and career. Those who place low value on Achievement Oriented typically believe that learning and contributing overrides receiving rewards.

  • 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.

  • 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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