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    Benefits of DISC

Organisations embracing DISC may benefit from improved communication, less misunderstanding, shorter meetings, less conflict, effective teams, more cooperation, more productivity, and improved financial performance. Key areas where DISC is particularly useful:

Business, HR Training, Consulting, Coaching Ministry Education

Developing leaders, Team development

Team Collaboration and Cohesion

Sales Team development, Customer service training

Conflict management, Job and career coaching

WHAT IS DISC?

By understanding each other's communication style and preferences can lead to highly effective teams who can communicate interactively, respectfully and importantly with collaboration and teamwork. DISC helps to do just that, by helping identify, both yours and the surrounding teams, communication styles and preferences.

IN ADDITION, DISC IS...

  • A Behavioural Language— DISC focuses on behaviour, not emotions. DISC is not a clinical tool, so no doctor visits are necessary.

  • An Understandable Language— DISC uses four main dimensions and their intensities, so it is a simple language to understand and remember.

  • A Universal Language— DISC may be the only language that is truly universal.

  • A Neutral Language— DISC does not have right or wrong, good or bad styles. All styles have strengths and limitations, and all styles are uniquely positive.

  • A Practical Language— DISC can be applied to life. It has practical and useful applications in social, business, and family relationships, and is a wonderful tool for self-development.

DISC theory, researched by Dr. William Moulton Marston at Harvard University, is a method of identifying predictable actions and personality traits within human behaviour. Marston narrowed these predictable personality traits into four DISC personality types.

 

IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER: - 

DISC is not about identifying rights or wrongs, it is about ensuring we all understand each other and our selves better, which in turn leads to a more collaborative team, who understands each other's preferred communication preference, so each can then be more adaptive in how 

they speak, email and talk to their colleagues and in other forms of communication.  

DISC is great when teams are feeling uncertain or unsure of each other and how things are effecting them too. 

More about each of the 4 styles:

These headings are provided courtesy of PeopleKeys who provide us with our assessments (www.peoplekeys.com)

 

D = DOMINANT

  • General Behaviours:   Straightforward. Assured. Confident. Resourceful. Opportunity Taker. Active.

  • Benefit to the team:   Benefit Focused. Organised. Solution Seeking. Groundbreaking Thinking.

  • Possible Challenges:  Independent. Challenging Others. Prefers Dynamic Environments, Over Commits.

  • Greatest Inner Concern:  Being Conned and Used.

  • Galvanised By:  Change and Newness. Position of Authority and Autonomy. Energised Work /Leisure Places. Fast-paced and fast moving.


I = INFLUENCE

  • General Behaviours:  Willing and Positive. Believing and Encouraging. Influential. Chatty. Intuitive

  • Benefit to the team:  Thinks outside the box. Motivational. Team builder. Lively and Resolution Seeking

  • Possible Challenges:  Seeks Social Acceptance over Goals. May be Scatty and Skims. Switches Off

  • Greatest Inner Concern:  Being Cold Shouldered and Ignored

  • Galvanised By: Honeyed Words, Public Recognition, Being the Centre of attention and focus, Fun and happy environments, Free Reign, and a back-up team to do the mundane details.


S = STEADINESS

  • General Behaviours: Team Focused. Controlling. Constant. Anticipative. Caring. An Ear for Everyone, Approachable

  • Benefits to the team: Team Player. Respectful. Caring. Accommodating and Supportive. Intermediary. Determined. Devoted

  • Possible Challenges: Needs to Know Change is coming long before it happens, Unorganised, Reluctant to take on Changes, Can take criticism personally. Can harbour Hard Feelings. Can Struggle with Prioritisation of tasks. Overpromises and fails to deliver

  • Greatest Inner Concern: Unstable, insecure and volatile environments, situations and circumstances.

  • Galvanised By:  Stable and predictable work patterns and routines, praise for being a team player and dependability, maintaining inner feelings of security and safety.  


C = COMPLIANT

  • General Behaviours:   Correct, Detailed and Conscientious. Full attention to details. Logical and fact driven, Accurate. Process Focused. Expects others to be the same.

  • Benefit to the team: Logical Based Reasoning, Detailed Analysis of Facts and Situations. Objectivity of Thinking, Detailed, mild-mannered, challenges and critiques information.

  • Possible Shortcomings: Process and methodology driven, focuses too much on detail, unemotional and will resist arguments. Gives in rather than face conflict.  Sets very high expectations of self and others. Requires clear borders and boundaries.

  • Greatest Inner Concern:  Being criticised without evidence based reasoning

  • Galvanised By: Working independently, Quality of Information, Organised information. High Standards. Tasks requiring thoroughness and objectivity.

Getting up and running with DISC is simple quick and effective, we email a DISC questionnaire link directly to your team member and then email the results.  We can also go through the results with you and your team member face to face via site visits or online.  You can order Team DISC profiles or just individual ones for specific people.  DISC is great for both personal and professional development.

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