Command

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.

preferences

  • 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

Working With Me

  • be precise and concise
  • give me a decision to make

Alexander’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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • being highly organized

    Those who place high value on Being Highly Organized tend to operate with clearly defined schedules, systems, and plans of action. Those who place low value on Being Highly Organized typically operate more spontaneously and unsystematically.

  • finding compromise

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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