We recently had the opportunity to partake in a team-building workshop led by Sherpa Executive Coaching, which was centered on the DiSC profile assessment. For those of you who are not familiar with the DiSC profile assessment, it is a personal assessment tool that helps understand behavioral tendencies. The assessment name represents four behavioral types: dominance, influence, steadiness and conscientiousness.
Each employee was asked to complete the assessment prior to our team-building workshop. During the workshop, we learned about our own DiSC results as well as our coworkers’ results. We learned how to effectively communicate with each other based on our behavioral styles.
Here’s a quick guide for communicating with each behavior type:
The person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line and confidence. A dominant behavior style likes brief and to the point conversations. Think “Be brief. Be brilliant. Be gone.”
The person places emphasis on influence or persuading others, openness and relationships. An influencer likes informal and social interactions. Try starting a conversation with some praise or perhaps a little humor.
The person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity and dependability. Those who register as an “S” respond best to sincerity. If you are presenting a change, be sure to give them time to adjust.
The person places emphasis on quality, accuracy, expertise and competency. A “C” type likes to have clear expectations. They appreciate someone who prepares in advance and takes time to answer any and all questions.
Intrinzic had a diverse DiSC profile, with every behavior represented. We ended the day with a better understanding of our coworkers and ourselves.
Have you ever taken the DiSC assessment? What behavior are you? How have you benefited or grown from DiSC?
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