Corporate Culture Profile

Check your career environment preference

If you find yourself in an environment that isn't compatible with your preferences the result is career dissatisfaction. Here's a short quiz to help you identify your optimal environment.

Please rank each of the following statements by placing a "2" in the box next to the statement that comes closest to expressing your opinion of what would attract you most about a new position. Place a "1" in the box next to the statement that comes next closest and a "0" in the box that is least appealing.

A number should be placed by each letter.

1. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:
( ) A. Frequent salary increases.
( ) B. Ample opportunity for a say in organizational direction and plans.
( ) C. An opportunity to do meaningful work.

 2. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. Increased responsibility.
( ) B. A performance-based incentive plan.
( ) C. Challenging work.

3. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. An atmosphere of innovation and creativity.
( ) B. Ample promotion potential.
( ) C. A chance to share in organizational profits. (profit sharing)

4. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. Liberal benefits.
( ) B. Autonomy and independence.
( ) C. Greater status in the organization.

5. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. Opportunities for personal development and growth.
( ) B. A liberal stock purchase plan.
( ) C. Greater control over people and things.

6. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. An attractive pension plan.
( ) B. Considerable flexibility and reduced controls.
( ) C. A higher level of status.

7. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. A rapid advancement potential.
( ) B. Considerable flexibility and reduced controls.
( ) C. A liberal annual bonus.

8. A new job would be most attractive to me if it provided:

( ) A. Frequent cost of living increases.
( ) B. Clearly defined career path.
( ) C. A variety of tasks and projects.

Scoring your quiz (add totals across)

1A
( )
2B
( )
3C
( )
4A
( )
5B
( )
6A
( )
7C
( )
8A
( )

= ( )
MARKET

1B
( )
2A
( )
3B
( )
4C
( )
5C
( )
6C
( )
7A
( )
8B
( )

= ( )
BUREAUCRATIC

1C
( )
2C
( )
3A
( )
4B
( )
5A
( )
6B
( )
7B
( )
8C
( )

= ( )
PROFESSIONAL

Where do you fit? A majority score is your indicator!

 


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