The Mystery of Workplace Culture Clash

The Battle Between your Environment and your Behavioral Style can cause culture clash stress.

There are two areas (battlefields, if you will) worth looking at. One is your workplace culture, and the other is the specific job-role that you currently have.

Workplace culture is composed of what most of the people say and do most of the time. It will be the melting pot of how behavioral styles are typically expressed in your working environment, and if it is a good fit, it will be energizing. If your behavior style doesn’t fit with your workplace environment, it will be increasingly aggravating

Job descriptions tend to change over time, and sometimes the activities that you are spending the most time on are contrary to your ideal behavior style. It is often the case that you can get hired in a job that suits you, only to be “promoted” into something that doesn’t fit at all.

It is often the case that you can get hired in a job that suits you, only to be “promoted” into something that doesn’t fit at all.Click To Tweet

Allow me to outline DISC – the four dimensions of Behavior.

DISC descriptors-page-001-2

 

So why does Behavioral Style matter?

Your behavior is how you interact with your environment, and with other people. This includes communication, and also how you perform your job. People can be vastly different – but the outcome remains the same: if you have a good behavior fit with your work environment, it will be energizing… if you have a poor fit, it will lead to more and more stress.

For an accurate assessment, look into our Career Blueprint program. But for now, answer these questions in the comment section below for a rough estimate of your top style:

Are you more extroverted or introverted?

(High “I” and “D” tend to be more extroverted,
high “S” and “C” tend to be more introverted)

Are you more task or people oriented?

(High “D” and “C” tend to be more task oriented,
high “I” and “S” tend to be more people oriented)

What style do you feel you are? Do you feel your behavioral style causes culture clash in your career environment? Share in the comments below.