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.
- 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
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- be precise and concise
- give me a decision to make
Paul’s top culture values
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.
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 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.
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.
Those who place high value on Stability tend to prefer consistency and predictability in their environment and with others. Those who place low value on Stability typically enjoy change and variation in projects and schedules.
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.
Those who place high value on Finding Compromise tend to prioritize finding a middle ground that everyone is comfortable with. Those who place low value on Finding Compromise typically push for the solution most likely to win, regardless of agreement.
having high performance expectations
Those who place high value on Having High Performance Expectations tend to work hard to achieve goals and expect the same of others. Those who place low value on Having High Performance Expectations typically balance completing work with maintaining personal balance.
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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