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

Lawrence’s top culture values

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • being people oriented

    Those who place high value on Being People Oriented tend to enjoy interacting with others and consider people before pragmatics. Those who place low value on Being People Oriented typically prefer to work with data and systems over people.

  • 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.

  • not being constrained by many rules

    Those who place high value on Not Being Constrained by Many Rules prefer to operate in a flexible manner without adhering to restricting regulations or rules. Those who place low value on Not Being Constrained by Rules typically prefer to work within clearly defined and enforced rules and protocol.

  • 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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