DiSC As a Framework for Better Relationships

There are many examples of ways Everything DiSC should and shouldn’t be used in the workplace (or in general). DiSC gives us a framework for understanding behavior, but the real value of DiSC is not just in knowing a person’s DiSC style—it goes much deeper than that. It’s about relationships.

The real magic happens when DiSC becomes part of an organizational culture where people have open dialogue about their priorities and preferences and use DiSC as a springboard for discussion. This dialogue is an opportunity to learn more about a person’s style, and then figure out ways to adapt to their needs. Because DiSC is used as a catalyst for conversation—versus a tool to categorize people—it becomes more about growing and building effective working relationships. Beyond this, learners are empowered to take what they learn from DiSC and #Stretch outside their comfort zone, manage their team more effectively, or actively improve their emotional intelligence, depending on which solution is being applied. And that’s when we see real, lasting growth for organizations and individuals alike.

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Do’s and Don’t’s of DiSC
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The Value of DiSC

The Do’s and Don’t’s of DiSC

It’s true that Everything DiSC has the power to be a culture catalyst by starting each learner on the path from personalized insights to real behavior change. But achieving this powerful impact requires the appropriate use of DiSC in the workplace.

While DiSC is a tool that supports a variety of social and emotional contexts in the workplace, it’s possible to misuse the tool. Here are some of the biggest mistakes:
– Arguably the most-common misuse of DiSC is “pigeonholing” a person based on their DiSC style. Pigeonholing happens when a person’s abilities are limited or dismissed based on their DiSC style. This results in unfair stereotypes or generalizations. For example, “All C-styles get too bogged down in the details to see the big picture.”
– Using DiSC as an excuse for poor behavior, and a reason not to adapt! Unfortunately, this action often winds up stunting development and encouraging stereotypes, which is the antithesis of what Everything DiSC stands for.

The reality is that the behavior of people with the D, i, S, or C style does not all look the same across the board. There is a lot of variation, even within one DiSC style. That’s why it’s so important to use DiSC as a dialog tool to better understand how your DiSC style influences (or doesn’t influence) the way you work. #DontEncourageStereotypes

Now, let’s talk about DiSC DO’S. Do:

  • Apply a framework for understanding behavioral tendencies.
  • Use as a conversation catalyst to get to know, adapt to, and value others.
  • Instill a common language in an organization.

Authorized Partners for DiSC solutions, like us, are here to help you leverage the tool correctly, so you and your organization can get the most out of your experience!

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The importance of understanding DiSC do's and don't's

Everything DiSC Theory

Let’s talk about DiSC theory.
Each person has a unique behavioral profile with different styles and priorities—no one DiSC style better or worse than the next. These differences in style can be extremely valuable.

Although the DiSC dimensions form four distinct styles, it is probably more useful to think of the DiSC circle in continuous terms. Consider that each of the four styles blend into their neighboring styles much the same way that colors blend into one another on the color wheel. So, while there are four distinct styles, because a person can be a blend of styles, Everything DiSC actually encompasses 12 unique DiSC styles.

How well does DiSC actually work?
The Everything DiSC team has been researching and analyzing DiSC for over 40 years. (By the way, you’ll always know it’s the real DiSC by the signature lower-cased “i” in DiSC.)

As technology has evolved, DiSC has too. Online DiSC assessments use the most advanced assessment method (adaptive testing) and sophisticated algorithms to quickly analyze a person’s responses and deliver the most precise feedback possible. In my experience the DiSC tools are super easy to understand and just as easy to implement immediately!

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DiSC Wheel: 12 Unique Styles

The Rising Need for Agile Organizations

“Agility” is more than a buzzword in the workplace today; it’s a requirement. The need for agile organizations continues to increase. But how do organizations meet this rising need?

The answer starts with developing the emotional intelligence of your workforce. Perhaps you’ve even begun to do this already, through more human-focused hiring and flattening the hierarchies. But here’s something else to consider – do your people have the tools they need to cope with whatever comes next, logistically and emotionally? As you build your agile workplace, do you know what you’re asking of your team?

Everything DiSC® Agile EQ™ is designed to develop the EQ necessary to support a culture of agility. Contact us for your copy of Agility Unlocked as well as info on upcoming DiSC trainings.

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Self Care for Every DiSC Style

Recovering Empathy At Work

Empathy at work is on the decline, leaving many of us feeling disconnected. So how do we recover empathy at work?
By combining workplace assessments with active emotional intelligence development, you will discover an agile approach to workplace interactions and be able to practice more empathy with others.

Takeaways from using an Agile EQ tool:
– Discover the instinctive mindsets that shape responses and interactions
– Recognize opportunities to stretch beyond what comes naturally
– Take action to become more emotionally agile in your approach to social and emotional situations

Learn more!
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And discover the 3 common misconceptions that keep empathy from being prioritized at work.

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Everything DiSC Productive Conflict

Teams, perhaps you already know what your personality profile says about you in the workplace. Maybe you know your communication style, your tendencies, your unique needs.

But what about how you act during times of conflict?
Guess what, we’ve got a tool for that.

It’s #EverythingDiSCProductiveConflict, and it will tell you what your productive and unproductive tendencies are during workplace conflict. #Customized4U With this tool, you can learn to leverage your unique style to turn difficult situations into productive results!

Reach out for your FREE sample profile. And learn more about DiSC in Conflict: MDR: ED Productive Conflict

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Overview of DiSC in Conflict

Agility & Emotional Intelligence

Do you truly understand EQ? What’s the connection between EQ and Agility?

Everything DiSC® Agile EQ™ teaches you how to read the emotional and interpersonal needs of a situation and respond accordingly.

By combining the personalized insights of DiSC® with active emotional intelligence development, you will discover an agile approach to workplace interactions and learn to navigate outside of your comfort zone, empowering you with the knowledge to meet the demands of ANY situation. #PowerfulTools

Develop the emotional intelligence necessary to support a thriving agile culture with this highly anticipated new solution. Check out our sample reports, eBooks, and more: MDR: Everything DiSC Agile EQ

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The Future of Work

Leaders, if you were hoping this whole virtual work environment business was just temporary, think again.

The future of work is changing…permanently. Are you prepared to ensure your virtual culture thrives in the long term?

Recent data from Everything DiSC shows that when it is safe, only 16% of the people polled plan to return to in-person work full time, with a large majority (65%) saying they plan to split time between home and the office.

Learn more about the challenges of this new landscape by requesting your free copy of ED’s Virtual Culture Dilemma eBook, and let us know how we can support you to achieve a thriving remote culture: https://mdr4you.com/
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Everything DiSC Workplace Certification – July Event

Are you meant to be a coach?
Do you experience a fulfilling sense of purpose when you are leading groups or organizations?

Accessible anytime, from the convenience of your home or office computer, Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification is the best resource to build foundational knowledge and gain invaluable skills for facilitating Everything DiSC® in your – or any – organization.

The next 4-week session begins July 2!
Become a confident, capable facilitator and be on your way to epic coaching status! #StartNow #GetCertified

Sign up for the Everything DiSC Workplace Certification in July or learn more (and stay tuned for the next event) here:
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