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

James’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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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