Test your cultural preferences. The test will take maximum 8 minutes. The outcome of the test is either Pillars or Pyramid, which reflects your cultural preference.
I will be loyal to my leader, even if he says things that go against my own opinion.
I have no problem in having two or three leaders to report to.
If I make a mistake, the best thing to do is just admit it and tell my colleagues and boss immediately, so we can find a solution.
Sticking to agreements and commitments made in a meeting is more important than blindly following hierarchical instructions. Keeping one’s word is the basis of trust.
Decisions should be made by the top only. That is fast and works well. No need to involve everyone.
When I don’t agree to something, I prefer not to speak up. My leader knows better.
Priority in my assignment means following what my boss wants me to do.
When I am working on a task, I reflect on which steps need to be taken. I prioritize what needs to be done step by step and execute it accordingly.
I don’t like it when my colleague takes a lot of initiatives. It feels like he/she is trying to please the boss and profit from that to climb up.
I have no problem with the fact that mistakes are discussed openly in meetings, even if it was my mistake.
To be able to function well and feel committed, the whole organization needs to be informed about all top decisions and policies.
I like a leader who gives me very clear and detailed assignments, so that I know perfectly well what he/she wants me to do.
I don’t mind if the top decides without consulting the lower levels. I like strong leaders!
I will try to protect my leader from losing face even when he/she does things wrong.
When I meet people for the first time, I trust them and can make concrete agreements.
To satisfy the customer, speed and pragmatism is more important than strictly following planning and procedures.
Total freedom on the job gives me energy and motivation. I like to mold the job to my individual skills.
Giving face to people, is much more important than winning a debate with my own arguments.
I rarely worry about how my actions affect other people in the team. I just try to perform the task well.
Everyone should strictly follow the planning without bringing in all kinds of changes, so that we can reach the deadline in time.
When my boss asks me to make changes in my work I will follow him/her because I know he/she knows better.
I cannot tell my boss I have no time to do what he/she wants me to do.
A meeting is an open place to discuss and come to final conclusions and decisions. These decisions are the basis of good cooperation and cannot be changed easily.
My leader at work is not my leader in my private life.
If I cannot do a job, I just tell my boss.
In organizations, I like to have one single leader.
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