DISC Behavioral Styles: A Learned Superpower

Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict others’ behavior? It turns out you don’t need a superpower to it, you just need some training, DISC training to be exact. With DISC you can learn not only your own patterns of behavior, but you and your team can learn to recognize those patterns in others. 

With DISC training, your employees can dive into natural tendencies and their approach to work to better understand their personalities and how they behave in relation to their environment. Through personal insights and meaningful conversations, your team will become more cooperative, harmonious, and effective thanks to a shared understanding of each others’ personalities.

What is DISC?

DISC is an assessment that assigns a person one of four behavioral styles to help them understand their personal work style and how they can work best with the others. First outlined in 1928 by psychologist William Mouton Marston, DISC has been revised several times over the years to improve its accuracy, giving us the version used businesses rely on today. 

The assessment’s name is an acronym for the four behavioral styles: Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness. 

  • People with the Dominance style are the kind ready to accomplish their goals by overcoming opposing forces, relying on confidence while focusing on the bottom line. 
  • Those in the Influence style work best by persuading other people and value openness while focusing most on relationship building. 
  • Someone using the Steadiness style will take stock of their current environment and then work with others to carry out tasks, valuing cooperation, authenticity, and dependability. 
  • People in the Compliance style prefer to work within their existing circumstances while objective reasoning and focusing on accuracy and quality.

How Does DISC Training Work?

Our one-day DISC training first assesses each person’s behavioral style so they understand themselves as individuals. Once everyone has reflected on these personal results, the group compares and contrasts the four styles, discussing each other’s underlying motivations, and how the team’s behaviors apply to their work. Our goal is to highlight the nuances of every personality in order to equip your staff with a customized toolkit for communication and problem-solving. 

What are the Outcomes of DISC Training?

Immediately, your team will enjoy a deeper understanding and appreciation for the way they work as individuals and, importantly, how they fit together as a group. Highlighting personal strengths and potential blind spots will create meaningful camaraderie and inform the team’s communication plan, leading to increased morale and productivity.

In the long-term, your employees will enjoy a more harmonious group dynamic and the ability to read each others’ emotions to choose the best approach to getting tasks accomplished. They’ll be able to adapt to a variety of circumstances, and these skills will trickle down to their interactions with customers, other teams, and third parties. 

DISC is a way to build a quality team: a team of cooperative, harmonious, and problem-solving leaders and that’s a superpower in itself.

We have over 30 years of experience building teams like yours into committed and influential leaders, and we can’t wait to help you reap the benefits of DISC. 

Contact us to get your team started with our DISC behavioral styles program today.