By contributor we  mean someone who keeps the goals of the organization at the center and still remains creative.

It is not a person who decides to be so creative that he steps out of bounds and questions everything – ending up with no strategy.  Nor is it someone who is a blind follower and takes no initiative.

Contributors seem to be those who are outcome oriented. They are asking where does our company want to go, and what must happen.  They don’t focus on task or process.

They seem to be design oriented, because they design solutions to challenges, they don’t just “execute”.  They are relatively free from their own dogma, and very interestingly we also find that they are not obsessed with themselves. They are obsessed with getting things done.

Hence, they also behave differently from workers.