What is DiSC ? 

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DiSC® is a personal assessment tool. It is used by more than a million people each year to help improve teamwork, communication, and productivity in the workplace.

DiSC helps understanding people better without judging or labelling. Individuals and teams, when getting where differences come from, build bridges and make the common workplace a better one. Interactions matter and people care about them: DiSC adds value to the workplace.

The challenge in interpersonal relationships:

When people don't see eye to eye or have different perceptions on the same issue, they sometimes fail to understand why the divergence or misunderstanding happens in the first place. This can easily lead to conflict or guarded behavior, while not getting to the point of the issue at hand. 

The solution to enable more productive interpersonal relationships:

The DiSC® model provides a common language people can use to better understand themselves and those they interact with. Knowing where the other person comes from, helps reduce conflict and improve working relationships.

Why use DiSC for more productive interpersonal relationships :

Improve teamwork:

Teams are where it happens in the modern workplace. With DiSC you learn how to communicate better and understand your other team members.

Make disagreement productive:

DiSC profiles can transform disagreement, or even conflict into a positive, productive exercise that helps your team move forward and produce the right outcomes.

Increase self-awareness:

Constructive learning begins with self-knowledge. DiSC shows you how you respond to conflict, what motivates you or stresses you out, and how you solve problems.

Manage effectively:

Leaders, once they understand their people's preferences and working styles better, can inspire naturally and be more effective with their peers, team and other stakeholders.

Develop your selling skills:

With DiSC you can also improve your effectiveness in sales situations. Understanding and adapting to your customers’ preferences is key for connecting and reaching agreement.

Facilitate without judging:

People dislike being judged or pointed at. With DiSC the playing field becomes neutral by providing trainers and coaches the non-judgmental information they need.

DiSC personality theory: discover how disc works

The DiSC® Model of Behavior was first proposed in 1928 by William Moulton Marston. He never created a psychological instrument to measure his model. He wrote the DiSC personality theory, the assessment has been created by others later on. Amongst them were Walter Vernon Clarke, John Cleaver and John Geier.

The contemporary understanding of DiSC incorporates some core principles advanced by Marston as well as additions and changes brought by advances in psychological measurement and theory.

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How DiSC works: 2 dimensions of human behavior

  • level of activity
  • level of acceptance
  • Stretch your mind

The vertical dimension: Level of Activity

DiSC personality theory starts with the vertical dimension, best described as level of activity, ranging from active to thoughtful. People with DiSC personality styles at the top of the circle tend to be fast-paced and are often described as assertive, dynamic, and bold.

Traditional explanations of the model suggest that these people perceive themselves as more powerful than the environment. Because of this perception, they tend to exert effort to change their circumstances.

Conversely, people with styles that fall toward the bottom of the circle tend to be more moderate paced and are often described as calm, methodical, and careful. Traditionally, these people are thought to perceive themselves as less powerful than the environment, and thus they are more inclined to adapt to existing circumstances.

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Discover Everything DiSC and why people skills are important

Interview: Julie Straw, VP Everything DiSC

Our workplaces are undergoing change at an unprecedented rate: automation, disruption, and innovation can make it difficult to keep up. In the midst of uncertainty and change, organizations need to pay attention to their main most valuable resource: their people. Discover how Everything DiSC contributes to making the workplace a better place.

Once you know more about DiSC, you can unlock the potential of your people and the power of your culture with the Everything DiSC® Application Suite.

The four quadrants in a DiSC Profile map

  • DomInance
  • Influence
  • steadiness
  • Conscientiousness

Preference for the D Style, or Dominance

A person with a preference for the “D” style places emphasis on
accomplishing results, achieving the bottom line, showing confidence

Human behaviour involves a mix of the four styles, that blend in to a unique personality. Style is influenced by experience, culture and environment.

Observable behavior

  • Sees the big picture
  • Can be blunt
  • Accepts challenges
  • Gets straight to the point
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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the assessment and how long does it take to receive it once completed?

Is DiSC for small business, large businesses, individuals, teams?

The assessment is online, is it also available paper-based?

How do I know if my DiSC profile will fit in my team?

What can I expect from my team after we or they do DiSC?

How can we ensure learning continues beyond the workshop or DISC session?

How can I do DiSC with my team, once I have been to a DiSC workshop?

I heard there are several versions of DiSC, are they all the same?

How do I manage the DiSC profiles and send invitations for assessment?

"Participants could immediately put into concrete action what they learned, and managed to improve quickly their efficiency becoming better at planning, anticipating and sharing their time not only on daily business issues but also on more strategic and managerial issues.

I can say that the managers who participated to this programme have a better conscience of their role, more tools to perform, and have more impact on their job and their team."

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