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

Stuart’s top culture values

  • autonomy

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • rewarding team success

    Those who place high value on Rewarding Team Success tend to identify and reward collective team success over individual success. Those who place low value on Rewarding Team Success prioritize and reward individual performance over the success of teams.

  • 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.

  • high pay for good performance

    Those who place high value on High Pay for Good Performance tend to expect reward and compensation to be based on performance. Those who place low value on High Pay for Good Performance typically expect compensation to be consistent across responsibilities.

  • desiring a well defined role

    Those who place high value on Desiring a Well Defined Role tend to prefer clearly defined roles and responsibilities. Those who place low value on Desiring a Well Defined Role typically prefer to have flexible and fluid responsibilities.

  • 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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