To continue my overview of the characteristics of teams based on their DiSC profiles and their Group Culture Report, I move on to the i culture.
When a team displays an i culture it tends to be energetic, optimistic and values time spent socializing.
The i culture rewards
Advantages of the i culture
- Fosters creativity through high energy
- Provides a fun and optimistic atmosphere
- Encourages collective brainstorming
- Promotes frequent informal communication
- Excels at promoting ideas
- Cultivates self-starters
- Provides spontaneous recognition of good work
- Offers a warm and caring environment
Drawbacks of the i culture
- Changes direction frequently
- Avoids tending to repetitive or routine tasks
- Glosses over potential risks
- Holds too many meetings
- Spends too much time socializing
- Lacks clear guidelines
- Exerts pressure to be extroverted and energized
- Exhibits spotty planning
Being a C myself, I can feel anxiety in meetings with an i team. I want to get to work, be clear about guidelines, and remain introverted. If my research and analysis skills are valued by group members who would rather not do the detailed work and if I feel like the group is making progress, then my comfort and enjoyment of the group is increased.
How do you respond to the i culture? How can an i group avoid poor planning or disorganization? How can it prove itself to a D leader?
by Kristeen Bullwinkle and the DiSCProfile.com team