DISC is a universal language of HOW you do what you do. Or how you act or react during conversations with other people. It’s important for managers to understand each employee’s DISC so they can manage different DISC styles with ease.
How can DISC help you manage your team? Each employee most likely has a different DISC style. Some DISC styles get along better than others. The first step as a manager is to know your own DISC style. Once you know and understand YOUR DISC style, you can better manage your team.
Let’s get started:
We first need to understand how the four independent components of the DISC styles work together.
You may have one dominant style, supported by another style. The four components of your DISC style creates a behavioral make up that is unique to each person.
The Four DISC Components:
Dominance – This factor measures how someone handles problems and challenges. If your highest score is D, you are a direct communicator. If the D is your lowest score, you are a Reflective communicator. The D is looking for results.
Influence– The I factor measures how someone handles people and contacts. If your highest score is I, you are an Outgoing communicator. If the I is your lowest score you are a Reserved communicator. The I is looking for interaction.
Steadiness-This factor measures how someone handles pace and consistency. If your highest score is S, you are a Predictable communicator. If your lowest score is S, you are a Dynamic communicator. The S is looking for Stability.
Compliance– The C factor measures how someone handles procedures and compliance. If your highest score is C, you are a Compliant communicator. If your lowest score is C, you are a Pioneering communicator. The C is looking for Facts.
You can see, even with this basic information your ability to manage different DISC styles on your team will be easier. I’ve attached a Manage_DISC_Styles1 pdf with more information about each DISC style. I think you will find it helpful in dealing with your team, family or friends.
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