culture type: cultivation
Cultivation cultures value bringing out the best in individuals. Focus is on potential and providing opportunities for growth, with less importance placed on rules and controls. The environment is people-focused and individuals generally feel inspired to develop their abilities. Systems can be relatively inefficient when people are prioritized over details.
- exploration, learning, and flexibilty
- building on potential and providing opportunities for growth
- more importance placed on personal and professional development than on following rules and controls
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Michelle Lesley’s top culture values
Those who place high value on Seeking Consensus tend to seek agreement from all participants before moving forward. Those who place low value on Seeking Consensus typically prefer to identify and act on the option most likely to win, regardless of agreement.
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.
Those who place high value on Being Reflective tend to spend time self-reflecting on interactions and discussions with others. Those who place low value on Being Reflective typically focus on the tactical outcomes of conversations and interactions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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