To continue my overview of the characteristics of teams based on their DiSC profiles and their Group Culture Report, I move on to the C culture.
When a team displays an C culture it values high standards, careful analysis and diplomacy. It might shy away from new ideas.
The C culture rewards
- Attention to detail
- On-time performance
- Illogical behavior
- Spotty research
Advantages of the C culture
- Calculates risks thoroughly
- Delivers exceptional quality control
- Makes decisions logically
- Ensures accuracy
- Clarifies policies and expectations
- Emphasizes reliability and precision
- Respects people’s rights
- Provides well-defined goals
Drawbacks of the C culture
- Misses opportunities due to excess caution
- Lacks outward excitement and energy
- Stifles informal communication
- Fails to foster a strong sense of community
- Ignores people’s feelings
- Feels critical, cold or cynical to some
- Closes itself off to outsiders
Since I’m a C, all this sounds great. But having worked in a C culture I know how easy it is to be seen as cold, critical and hard to approach. It’s also hard to take chances or take actions that energize the group.
How do you respond to the C culture? How can a C team be more decisive? How would you lead an C team? What can you learn from the C culture?
by Kristeen Bullwinkle and the DiSCProfile.com team