1.1. Task-oriented Impersonal, ‘let’s get down to business’ rules before a relationship. Things get done when the right plans and processes are in place. I usually believe that business should be transactional. I try to build necessary relationships as quickly as possible in order not to waste time getting down to business. I think a legal contract is a firm agreement that does not change even if circumstances change and I base trust on consistency. I derive satisfaction from my performance in accomplishing goals, getting things done and meeting challenges.
1.2. Implicit The meaning has often to be inferred from both what is said and what is not said. Body language is important. I am always polite and considerate in my communication with others. I often pick up signals from non-verbal behaviour and context to interpret the message. I will imply meanings in the same way and rarely speak directly what is on my mind, considering this to be coarse. Written communication will be formal.
1.3. Individual - Group I try most of the time to rely on my efforts and resources. I tend to believe that the individual should take the blame for his/her mistakes, but should also receive personal praise and reward when his/her constructive effort brings benefits to the group or team. When problem-solving, I tend to weigh up carefully the consequences of allowing extra time to gain consensus versus the need for decisive, individual action.
2. Regulating. How I make decisions
2.1. Risk Taking Steady, Steady, slow, but sure. Avoid unnecessary change. I strive continually for consistent approaches that produce known results. I value what I have and would always choose to stay with what I know rather than gamble on a future which is unpredictable. I welcome a high level of regulation that gives me security. I always plan well in advance for a known outcome. I have a firm faith in higher levels of authority which are proven to be reliable and dependable. I hold tradition in the highest regard and always try to learn from the experience of others.
2.2. Loose Flexible, go with the flow. Things will happen in their own time. I am often flexible in the allocation of time to allow events and relationships to unfold in an unforced way. I consider people to be much more important than the task. Interruptions do not present a problem. I am very good at "multi-tasking" and find it quite normal to handle several tasks simultaneously. It does not bother me if people arrive after the appointed meeting time, assuming that they have good reason to do so.
2.3. Concentrated I focus power and authority on particular people in the group. I believe that the most efficient way of governing is by having a clear chain of command. I feel very secure in the knowledge that with strong leadership, the 'ship' will move in the right direction.
3. Reasoning. How I think
3.1. Linear Analytical step by step process towards a solution. Focus on exploring and integrating perspectives in a relatively structured way. In problem-solving, I prefer a direct line of reasoning, moving toward a step-by-step process to reach my target quickly and efficiently. I often immediately identify what I need to do and push for rapid implementation. While recognising that there are messy problems, I am good at reducing the unnecessary information and breaking problems down into manageable pieces.
3.2. Facts Emphasis on data and concrete experiences. I believe that I can win an argument by presenting the factual evidence. I am likely to structure my projects so that they have measurable outcomes. I am skilful in gathering the right evidence and interpreting it correctly. I prefer to work from the concrete to the general.
3.3. Simple Focus on essentials, basics. Avoid unnecessary details. I like to deliver results in a time-efficient, simple manner, whenever possible. I am prepared to reduce complex issues to manageable portions without entirely neglecting the impact of context and supporting data. If required, I can explore a problem in detail and present my ideas in a way that takes multiple angles into consideration.*
________________________________________ * Analysis of cultural and professional profile was performed by Worldprism Profiler, http://www.countrynavigator.com. This diagnostic tool identified my personal strengths and weaknesses in the fields of reasoning, decision-making and communication in the workplace.
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