What is DISC?
DISC is a behavioural assessment that describes 4 qualities of ‘personality’ – Drive, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance. The assessment takes about 10 minutes to complete and provides valuable information about; internal energy, ability to delegate, preferred work pace, response to conflict, tolerance for risk, comfort with change and much more. The reports are used to improve results and can be applied to; personal/professional development, recruitment, coaching and change initiatives.
DISC is a tool to help us understand our own behaviour as well as the behaviour of others. When you understand yourself better than others understand you, you are able to control situations to get the result you want. When you understand yourself and others better than they understand themselves you are in a position to create meaningful and lasting change.
What are the 4 basic styles?
While all people exhibit all these factors, most people have a clear dominant trait.
Individuals with dominant “D” are Drivers Read more about The Driver here
Individuals with dominant “I” are Influencers Read more about The Influencer here
Individuals with dominant “S” are Relaters Read more about The Relater here
Individuals with dominant “C” are Analyzers Read more about The Analyzer here
What do you use the information for?
The information allows for improved awareness of preferences, behavioural strengths and relating challenges. This means that if you are looking to enhance performance, introduce a new team member, identify the source of conflict within a team, plan a career according to natural affinity, ensure staff engagement or develop individuals, there is a tangible way to focus your efforts to produce the best results.
What do I need to know to get started?
No assessment ever created can fully ‘plot’ who you are or what you are capable of. This assessment has a great track record for being accurate but it is still used as a guideline. Your frame of mind plays a big role in how you complete the questionnaire.
It is best to think of your behaviour in the work environment, as most people behave differently at home. A leader, in the office, may be results-focused and determined. At home, however, they could be friendly and playful.