Personality styles are the language of observable behaviour and our primary style can tell us a great deal about how we are motivated, how we prefer to communicate, how we would like others to communicate with us, the environments we prefer and our greatest fears.
Utilised by more than a million users each year DISC is the number one personality assessment tool to help improve communication, teamwork and productivity in the workplace. Research has shown that behavioural characteristics can be grouped together in 4 major groups:
People with similar styles tend to exhibit specific behavioural characteristics common to that style. All people share these 4 styles in varying degrees of intensity and there are 42 combinations in total.
Some people have a high intensity style, whereas others have more of a combination. There is no right or wrong style, there is no good or bad. It is merely about preference. However, each style requires a different approach.
How understanding personality styles would benefit you?
- Increased self-awareness around how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress and how you solve problems
- Improved communication skills
- Understand and appreciate the differences in others
- Understand what turns your team members off and what turns them on
- Prevent conflicts or resolve them where they have already arisen
- Build a productive and well balanced team
- Gain credibility and positively influence others
- Conduct compelling meetings and drive your message home every time
- Understand yourself so you can modify your preferred behaviour to more effectively manage others to help them maximize their potential
- Develop effective managers, supervisors and leaders
- Improve customer service
- Assist in hiring, recruiting, placement, promotion and outsourcing
The 18 page report identifies your personal style, shows you how your “Public Self”, “Private Self” and “Perceived Self” differ, provides communication tips to improve your relationships with others, your strengths in leadership and identifies areas for personal development.
If you work within a team we can also prepare a Group Dynamics Report, which will help your team improve communication, decrease the chances of conflict, increase productivity, and create group based strategies for success.
Individually, each person will obtain a greater understanding of the strengths of each team member. They will be able to understand how the team can shift together so that each strength is utilised to benefit the entire group. A well-rounded and effective team is comprised of people who possess differing strengths and, more importantly, the ability to identify and appropriately apply those strengths.
When recruiting, a Group Dynamics Report is a fantastic way to identify where the gaps are and the type of candidate needed to best fill them.