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Is DiSC® worth the investment for your business?

Dec 23, 2021 | Professional Development

Every new hire at PD is asked to take a  DiSC® assessment. Why? Company culture is important to us, and in order to have a healthy culture, it’s important to understand communication styles, and how to effectively communicate with one another. You can improve the quality of your workplace by using DiSC® to build more effective relationships. After all, understanding yourself better is the first step to becoming more effective when working with others. 

This year we had four new team members and we recently took them through a DISC assessment workshop facilitated by Chuck Presbury whose company Presbury and Associates offers a wide range of organizational and executive development solutions. Thank you Chuck, we appreciate your commitment to the team. 

There are four DiSC® types: Dominance, Influence, Conscientiousness, and Steadiness. Scan our list below, and take a guess at which you think you may be:

The Four Main DiSC® Types and Characteristics:

  • Dominance
    • Direct
    • Firm
    • Strong-willed
    • Forceful
    • Results-oriented
  • Influence
    • Outgoing
    • Enthusiastic 
    • Optimistic
    • High-spirited
    • Lively
  • Conscientiousness
    • Analytical
    • Reserved
    • Precise
    • Private
    • Systematic
  • Steadiness
    • Even-tempered
    • Accommodating
    • Patient
    • Humble
    • Tactful

The DiSC® model is a simple tool that’s been helping people to connect better for over thirty years. This report uses your individual assessment data to provide a wealth of information about your own workplace priorities and preferences but also highlights different avenues in working with people who fall in the same or different type than you. The goal is to help individuals learn how to better connect and work effectively with colleagues of all types.

You’ll want to give team members a DiSC® assessment if you value:

  • Fostering teamwork (high cost of team dysfunction)
  • Solving conflict (workplace conflict costs $359 billion)
  • Increasing employee engagement 

The DiSC® assessment only takes about 15 minutes to complete. You simply answer a series of questions about your own behavior, using a scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree. There are no right or wrong answers. DiSC® is not free, but is definitely worth the investment. 

If you are interested in improving your work environment, get more done and reduce stress, contact Presbury and Associates and let them know PD sent you!

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