By now most of us have heard of the term DISC in relation to personal and performance. If not, here’s a short summary of what it is.
What is DISC?
DISC is a non-judgmental tool used to identify people’s behavioural styles and differences. For example, some people are direct and driven, whilst others are more analytical. Some people are ‘people people’ and others are not. Obviously, these different styles influence how you communicate.
There is no right or wrong, or better or worse style. It’s not about that. It’s about raising self-awareness, and therefore better understanding one another’s preferred modes of communication.
Essentially, it helps teams create a common language for all to use and enjoy
What does DISC measure?
DISC measures your tendencies and preferences — your patterns of behaviour. It does not measure intelligence, aptitude, mental health, or values.
For example, the DISC questionnaire asks about how you respond to challenges, how you influence others, how you respond to rules and procedures, and about your preferred pace of activity.
What can you learn from DISC?
- Learn about other people’s personality traits
- By understanding the profiles of team members, you are better able to understand them and in turn work better with them.
- Understand other people’s behaviour
- Understand people’s personality and traits so you can communicate with them
- Defining team culture and the behaviours to model that.
How DISC can help your team achieve peak performance.
Through DISC, communication awareness and skills are dramatically improved and this has a positive impact on the way you team works together.
Team building: When the members of your team understand each other’s different styles and how they present themselves, they can consciously choose how to interact with each other. This means better communication, fewer conflicts and more trusting and cohesive teams.
Increased productivity: With less time spent in conflict or miscommunication, team members can now focus on working towards joint goals. Messages can be framed to suit each person’s needs so work can move more smoothly.
Improved motivation: Because you know what matters to each team member, and what they hope to deliver, you can give them opportunities to excel by creating goals to match their strengths. There’s nothing more motivating than success.
These are just a few of the positive ways you can use DISC to help your team achieve peak performance. It doesn’t stop there.
If you would like to have these results in your team and experience the benefits for yourself, be part of my DISC workshop. It has made a huge difference for man of my clients.
“Linda helped me gain deeper insights into my own strengths and value system to help me accelerate and be the best I can be whilst at the same time helped me to be more purposeful in my engagement with people by understanding them better too.” – Marina G, Treasury NSW
Contact me today and we can work out a good time for you and your team to be part of the DISC workshop.
Here’s to your success!