DISC – Dominance – Higher scores indicate dominance in behaviour
- Sees the big picture to decide on the course of action.
- Holds strong opinions that generally do not change.
- Accepts challenges when faced with a problem that requires a solution.
- Determined to find a solution to the problem at hand at any cost.
DISC – Influence – Higher scores indicate social ease, and interacting with others in an open and expressive way.
- Likes to collaborate and work within a team framework.
- Persuasive in getting his point across to the team.
- Optimistic with an assumption towards a positive outcome.
- Prefer speaking over listening.
DISC – Steadiness – Higher scores indicate Openness, but low in Assertiveness
- Calm approach to working together towards a common goal.
- Consultative with teammates for important decisions and strategies.
- Resists change in process and structure.
- Supports actions once the team has decided on an approach.
DISC – Conscientiousness – Higher scores indicate accurate, precise, detail-oriented and conscientious work ethics
- Detail-oriented towards the work being accomplished.
- Cautious with both work and communication.
- Objective reasoning attitude.
- Exacting standards towards the work being delivered.
The DISC assessment model provides a universal language that people can use to understand themselves better and to adapt their work behaviors within a work team or working environment. The DISC assessment program asks a set of pre-defined questions that provide a detailed report about participating employee personalities and related behaviors, including responses to conflict, personal motivations, natural problem-solving abilities, and stress-causing factors in the workplace.
The outcomes of the individual reports are then utilized to improve working relationships between employees, teach positive conflict resolution techniques, facilitate improved teamwork and communication skills. Armed with this information, management can create and implement strategies that help individual employees overcome the challenges of working with people of different DISC styles.
These results are useful as an aid to structure and direct team-building exercises that strives to build a collaborative work environment.
In summary, the fundamental aim of the DISC assessment questions is to facilitate in-house team collaboration to ensure employee collaboration, which in turn will improve business competencies, improve sales figures, and ultimately, the company’s bottom line.