DVS characteristics are reflected in how you regard others, including your staff, peers, and supervisors. They also involve how you look at opportunities, potential, and even setbacks. If you have DVS, you probably can identify with a number of the following:*
Regardless of their position or placement, DVS employees ask the core question, “How can I make my area a competitive advantage?” Whether it is marketing, IT, sales, production, quality control, customer service, human resources, accounting, or facilities management—you name it—that department can become a source of enhanced revenue or reduced cost for the company.
DVS involves the pursuit of what matters. It looks for opportunity. Often the concept is not fleshed out down to the details, but instead concentrates on an ultimate goal that will change the playing field. As such, the ideas themselves are works in progress that still have the potential for improvement as the program develops.
*You’ll have to purchase the book for the exhaustive list 🙂