Perspectives on the Culture at Work (aka. "Fit")
Please indicate on a scale from 1-6 where YOU stand on the continuum between the value statement on the left and the value statement on the right (i.e. your beliefs).
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It is the team leader’s responsibility to outline the project paths to follow.
It is the team member’s responsibility to determine the project path.
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If the team member doesn’t understand their role, project deliverables and success criteria, it is the supervisor’s fault.
If the team member doesn’t understand their role, project deliverables and success criteria, it is his/her/their own fault.
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All the details need to be presented, analyzed and agreed upon for a partnership, negotiation or collaboration to occur.
The longer-term relationship between potential partners need to be thoroughly established for a partnership, negotiation or collaboration to occur.
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Team members should take charge and speak up spontaneously in group meetings.
Team members should speak up in a meeting only when invited by the project’s leader.
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Attendees to meetings need to arrive early so that meetings can begin and end right on time.
Meetings begin when they begin, and end when necessary.
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Team members should not disagree or correct the team leader or other team members in public.
Team members are encouraged to challenge the team and team leader and point out mistakes.
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Team members should not disagree or correct the team leader or other team members in public.
Explicit instructions demean team member’s intelligence and creativity.
(August 2016) Adapted from:
Intercultural Supervision of Graduate Newcomers: A Workshop for UBC Faculty
UBC Continuing Studies
UBC Centre for Intercultural Communication, © 2010 (J.Lee & K. Rolston) and G. Hofstede and F. Trompenaars
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