The Winner Take All Quadrant.
The most effective leaders here tend to be hard-driving, directive, commanding and competitive. Their success is judged on results as opposed to effort or methodology.
A mantra in the “Compete” quadrant might be “take charge, move fast and be bold.” Strategies in this quadrant are aimed at producing short-term profitability for shareholders. Challenges and stretch goals are welcome here. Examples of compete driven companies are GE and Microsoft.
CULTURE IS A COST.
CULTURE IS A PROFIT CENTER.
Culture is a cost – office parties, vacation time and free coffee have a real price tag. But the cost of a poor culture is an average 32% decrease in operating income. Workspace should motivate people and encourage innovation and collaboration. Successful leaders view culture as a value multiplier across all facets of their business.