Work From Home report
better understand yours and others' needs during this time
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The following is information to help you better understand the report you received after completing the assessment. This report is based on the science that has gone into the development of DISC behavioral styles, which is a valid and reliable assessment of your behaviors.
These behaviors separate us from one another. We are born (nature) with traits and aspects of who we are. Through our life our experiences (nurture) refine the aspects of our born-with traits. As you might imagine, emotional and stressful events can cause significant shifts in the refining aspect of our traits. While we are all unique, through years of research and science, we are able to explain people's behaviors through four general categories we commonly refer to as D-I-S-C. D stands for dominance, I stands for influence, S stands for steadiness, and C stands for compliance. None of these categories are better than the other. They are merely the titles that explain how our behaviors can be generalized. For example, some people are more high-paced and make decisions quickly, whereas other are more concerned with getting to know the person before considering the task at hand. Some rely on data and facts and unless the person they are working with recognizes this, a misalignment or miscommunication can occur.
This free brief report is designed to help you start to better understand the needs of yourself and others.
Page 2 - the brief activity you completed with sorting the words led to the creation of this list of tips, specific to your behavior style, that are likely to be most helpful for you. If you need help digesting these, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. These point to characteristics and tendencies that affect how you communicate, how you are perceived, and how you are likely distracted.
Pages 3 through 6 - as mentioned above, we all possess varying aspects of D-I-S-C. Let's look at your report and what each of these mean to get you back to work.
D category. For this (and the following categories) think about which descriptor (Direct or Reflective) might best describe you. If you are uncertain, ask a friend, colleague or loved one. It is fairly accurate for us to have a general sense if we more strongly identify with one over the other. Next, think about the people you are working with virtually at this time. What category do they more closely fit. Use the communication hints to improve your efforts of communicating with them during this time where we are separated.
I category. As we did for the "D" category, consider if you (and your colleagues-as individuals, of course) are more Outgoing or more Reserved, then follow the communication hints.
S category. Are you, and those you are working with, more Predictable or more Dynamic? Now use the communication hints to guide those interactions.
C category. For this last category are you (and others) more Compliant or Pioneering?
Putting it to Work
As mentioned above, we possess aspects of all of these, but I suspect by now you recognize that you (and others) are likely more pronounced, or more strong, in one category over the others. By identifying that, you can now use the communication hints to help you more effectively work with others. Here is an example: My friend Jane is clearly dynamic, I know that Jane will need time to not only hear my thoughts, but think-out-loud to make sense of these thoughts and she will likely mentally and verbally bounce around connecting other things in her mind that she believes is relevant to the conversation. In accordance with the report, despite having high direct behaviors in my leadership role, I need to make sure I don't impose my directions on her, but help her arrive at reasonable conclusions.
The key takeaway I hope you leave with is that how you learn and communicate is unique to yourself and during this time when we are navigating the challenges of working remotely using a system like DISC can better help you understand your needs and the needs of others so you can quickly minimize the challenges of communication breakdowns between groups at a distance.
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As a business development group, we have several tools for self, others, and teams we can share with you. A few options include:
- Behavioral Styles (DISC assessments for individuals and teams)
- Leader Behavior
- Drivers and Motivators (for individuals as well as teams)
- Emotional Intelligence assessments
- Soft Skills
- Perceptions - looking at how a person feels, thinks, and behaves
If you are interested in learning more about how these tools can benefit you and/or your company, please contact Rob at or 208.852.6493.