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.

Compete Culture

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.

Take Charge Space for the Bold and Unbeatable.

Collaborative settings are integrated, central and adjacent to increase speed of performance and foster a first-to-market mentality. Management is mostly integrated as leaders need to be hands-on and hard driving.

Colors are energizing with bright accents to keep eyes open and minds churning.

Group identity is very important in the compete culture. Everyone has to feel all in and all together to to take risks and hit stretch goals.

Ideas and artifacts are mostly on display in this environment where high levels of motivation and quick access to information fuel results.

The environment can be noisy in this model where aggressive performers and quick results are encouraged and rewarded.

Collaborative settings are integrated, central and adjacent to increase speed of performance and foster a first-to-market mentality.

 

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