Get to Know Everything DiSC®
It’s possible to have a stronger, more efficient work team. What’s the secret? Everything DiSC. This video demonstrates the power of Everything DiSC and the impact it can bring to your company.
DiSC enables people to have safe and comfortable conversations about sensitive topics. Discuss personal habits, quirks, and even weaknesses using non-judgmental language. Value-added features like Everything DiSC Comparison Reports and MyEverythingDiSC® are designed to take these conversations to the next level.
DiSC profiles help you and your team by:
- Providing a common language to help teams understand one another and work better together
- Acting as a springboard for conversation and team building
- Improving employee and workplace communication
- Helping team members to understand people with differing personality styles
- Reducing conflict and helping to avoid misunderstandings
- Team member get a better understand of the priorities & motivations of each style
When you participate in a DiSC program, you complete a series of questions that produce a detailed personality profile. You’ll also learn how to better work with people of other styles. DiSC is a very simple and memorable model made up of four basic styles: D, i, S, and C.
Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC styles. Usually one or two styles may stand out. Unlike simple personality tests, there is no perfect DiSC style. We believe that these differences are extremely valuable. Once you assess these differences and harness their value, you’ll have better workplace communication and a healthier organization.
D stands for Dominance – Dominance Styles seek to shape the environment and accomplish results by overcoming challenges. A person with the “D” personality type is likely to be direct, assertive, independent, and decisive. They are intense competitors that thrive with ambitious goals and challenges. D’s prefer action over analysis when they need to complete a task.
D’s are generally comfortable with conflict, and may push harder than other more passive personality styles to take control of a situation
- Highly driven, they are constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities as they strive for results.
- D’s are motivated by the need to make their mark and don’t let obstacles get in their way.
- D styles prioritize action, focusing on achieving their quickly and purposefully & tend to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
- People with a D style are often highly respected within an organization.
- D’s are seen as go-getters who deliver on their promises.
I stands for Influence – Influence Styles prefer to use persuasion and influence to shape their environment. People with the “i” personality type have the ability to generate excitement. I’s are high energy, and have the ability to bring people together. I styles will actively solicit ideas from others. They naturally are open to new people and ideas, and want to connect and collaborate with others. I’s may have difficulty realizing some people require more personal space, and time to process ideas.
- I styles use their natural charisma and communication skills to influence others
- Thriving on approval, I styles are motivated by public appreciation and will work hard to maintain a positive environment.
- I style love brainstorming and new projects
- They are enthusiastic and may have the tendency to take on too many projects too quickly
- People with an I style tend to beoptimistic and enjoy collaboration with their team
S stands for Steadiness – Steadiness Styles prefer to work within existing circumstances, and choose to cooperate with others. People with an S style are often highly dependable, accepting of others. They have patience for long, routine projects that require steadiness and consistency. Typically patient and agreeable, S style team members are happy to give support whenever and wherever they can. S’s tend to be reliable as well as cautious. They prefer a predictable and harmonious environment with minimal surprises.
- S styles are calm and strategic
- S’s are extremely respectful of their colleagues space
- People with the S style will very rarely interrupt anyone to insert their ideas
- They will often shy away from abstract work in favor of a methodical course of action
- Stability and structured routine motivate and energize people with the S style
C stands for Conscientious– Conscientiousness Styles ensure quality and accuracy by working within existing circumstances. C style folks are willing to do whatever it takes to get things right. They refuse to settle for sloppy work. People with the C style tend to be self-controlled and cautious, preferring predictable work environments. Logical and methodical, their tendency for doing in-depth analysis of projects and ideas means that they probably prefer to work alone, although contributing to a team gives them the chance to give advice and share knowledge and expertise.
- C’s will use facts and analytical logic to explain nearly every situation they encounter
- C styles are primarily motivated by a desire to be correct but are also driven for achievement
- People with the C style are excellent at creating and enforcing rules.
- They enjoy independence and can be counted on to ignore distractions and stay on track
- C team members are masters of objective reasoning, so they want the details
The DiSC model is simple and memorable. The circumplex model is a powerful yet easy way to see how you relate to other people.