DiSC is a personal assessment tool that helps people improve teamwork and co-operation, and thus improve their productivity. DiSC helps team members and Leaders explore their differences in style and daily behaviour.
What does “DiSC” stand for?
Dominance: Direct and Decisive. People with a strong “D” trait love challenges and getting things done. They use their strong will and drive to accomplish this.
Dominance is the effort of the individual to shape the environment through overcoming opposition to obtain measurable and specific results. A person whose personality emphasises dominance will focus on getting immediate results, taking action and the challenge of the activity for self and others.
Influence: Optimistic and Outgoing. Team members with a strong “I” trait are “people’s people.” They love to share ideas, participate as a team member and enjoy encouraging other members of the team through their enthusiasm.
Influence is the individual’s attempt to shape her environment through persuasion and social intelligence. A desire for social recognition and a fear of disapproval, or of being ignored, will motivate this person.
Steadiness : Sympathetic and Cooperative. Those with a strong “S” are excellent listeners. They are likely to be found working behind the scenes, quietly making things happen in a predictable and steady fashion.
Steadiness measures the effort to cooperate with others within environmental factors to carry out a task. While someone who displays this trait will be an excellent listener, calm and level-headed, they may have difficulty when forceful action is required.
Conscientiousness : Concerned and Correct. A team member with a strong “C” trait will be very engaged in thorough planning, programming and quality control.
Conscientiousness is the effort to ensure quality and accuracy in work. A person with this dominant trait will be driven by the desire for precision and accuracy in their work. By breaking down personality types and management styles into easily understandable behavioural styles, DiSC allows team members and managers to understand each other to make agreement and production easier.
A properly performed DiSC assessment is a great first step in successful team building. Cornerstone’s team of specialists include three fully qualified DiSC practitioners who are ready to help you and your team gain the insights you need to really accelerate your team’s synergy.