Culture Assessment
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by Timothy La Brie
| 4 Questions
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1
You make a mistake that no one notices. What do you do:
1. Keep quiet about it and hopes it remains unnoticed.
2. Own up because it is OK to make mistakes around here.
3. Dream up a scheme to pin it someone else, preferably a rival for a promotion.
2
1
You have an idea that might lead to a new product. You
1. Use workmates and manager as a sounding board for whether it is any good.
2. Start to work it through yourself to see if it is any good.
3. Forget about it
3
1
You have an idea which involves collaborating with someone from another department. You
1. Approach the person directly.
2. Go through the proper channels – approach your manager who approaches their manager and so on.
3. Forget about it: inter-departmental politics would get in the way.
4
1
People at an organisation-wide event (company day or a project team day out, for example):
1. Stick with folks from their departments.
2. Mingle, and look like they’re enjoying it.
3. Look like they want to be elsewhere. In fact many of them are – they’ve called in sick.
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