Some people like to move forward one step at a time. They like to solve problems by building on what they already know is true and proven. They emphasize the Modifying style. People who favor this style tend to be efficient and disciplined. They seek solutions by applying methods that have worked in the past. They provide a group with the stability and detail-orientation it needs to do a quality job, ensuring that the full potential of an idea gets developed.
Gretchen Price, Director of Finance for the Health and Beauty Aids Division of Procter & Gamble, used the Modifying style to develop a new financial planning system:
"The area we focused on was our profit forecasting role, which is our primary financial planning vehicle. It all comes together in this forecast, and there are literally hundreds and hundreds of people who provide a piece of information. What we've been able to do is really streamline the process, allowing some simplification in functional areas. We even took what, for this particular area in our company culture, are radical steps – like eliminating the frequency of our forecasts. So we’re providing better information to the company for decision making purposes and people feel a lot better about it.'"