Hitting Close to Home
By billy.cripe on Feb 23, 2009
Does this describe you or your workplace?
The 48% of workplace tribes in the U.S. operate in Stage Three. This is where the theme is "I'm great, and you're not." In this culture, knowledge is power, and so people hoard it, from client contacts to gossip. People at this stage have to win, and winning is personal. They'll out-work, think and maneuver their competitors. The mood that results is a collection of "lone warriors," wanting help and support and being disappointed that others don't have their ambition or skill. Stage 3 tribes won't survive the recession, only Stage 4 tribes will. (emphasis added)
According to the author, Stage 4 tribes are the "we're great" sort that are collectively agile as well as confident in the abilities of the others in the tribe. This lets them adapt quickly, respond collectively and work for a common purpose.