Here is a sample Strategy Profile that illustrates the relative strength of an Operations Manager's preferences for the Rational versus Intuitive ways of getting things done.

  • Planning versus Vision ways of preparing for the future,
  • Analysis versus Insight ways of solving problems, and
  • Control versus Sharing ways of approaching work.

Your answers to the 30 Survey items are used to generate a unique Strategy Profile. Along with the profile, you receive a detailed explanation of your preferences for the rational and intuitive styles in the role you choose for your survey.

Role: Operations Manager

How do you prepare for the future?



In developing proposals, you carefully outline what is required to get a job done when you have an important activity due. In completing a project on schedule, you arrange tasks in proper order, and you anticipate what may cause delays in the task schedule. When you have a special job, you organize it carefully from the start, and you prioritize assignments to meet future objectives.



In generating scenarios, you use imaginative ways of doing things. Getting ready for a new project, you improvise novel ways of doing things, and you conceive future directions by combining new ideas. In selecting a future course of action, you create new avenues using imaginative skills, and you visualize novel ideas in setting the direction for a new assignment.

How do you solve problems?



As a specialist, you analyze step-by-step what is required to arrive at a solution. To clearly see how they relate, you classify the elements of a problem, and you identify the steps required to achieve a problem solution. In order to understand its elements, you break a problem down into its parts, and you investigate a problem by specifically evaluating each of its elements.



As a generalist, you look at a problem as a whole approaching it from all sides. Since you believe a solution should synthesize problem elements into an integrated whole, you explore the elements of a situation for a global perspective. When problem parameters are incomplete, you surmise what you need to do, and you combine problem elements to see the issue as a whole.

How do you approach work?



Being procedure centered, you believe following specific policies ensures timely task completion. To accomplish a task, you focus on procedures required to do the job, and you follow established rules in completing an assignment. Since you believe procedures ensure efficiency in getting work completed, you think that it is important to follow prescribed guidelines.



Being people centered, you approach task completion by networking with other team members. To meet shared responsibilities, you coordinate with teammates because you believe to get a job done, you should cooperate with group members. In your assigned tasks, you participate with other team members since you believe combining talents in a group effort gets the job done.

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