Cultivation

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.

preferences

  • 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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H. Allison’s top culture values

  • informality

    Those who place high value on Informality tend to have a more relaxed style of communicating, dressing, and interacting. Those who place low value on Informality typically prefer a more professional style of communicating, dressing, and interacting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • fairness

    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.

  • 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.

  • tolerance

    Those who place high value on Tolerance tend to generally be patient and accepting with others, regardless of the circumstances. Those who place low value on Tolerance typically have a strong sense of urgency about things going according to plan.

  • seeking input from others

    Those who place high value on Seeking Input from Others tend to consistently ask others for suggestions and constructive criticism. Those who place low value on Seeking Input from Others typically prioritize personal experience over other input when making decisions.

  • 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.

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