Why Disc?. Deb Doublestein-Rockwell Jon Golub Connie Sattler. Suggested agenda. Welcome! Who you are Who we are Why we are here What about the DiSC product Why DiSC is important for you. Who you are. Major employer in Grand Rapids Group of executives Wrestling with team-based issues
Suggested agenda Welcome! Who you are Who we are Why we are here What about the DiSC product Why DiSC is important for you
Who you are Major employer in Grand Rapids Group of executives Wrestling with team-based issues Seeking tools to improve work teams
Who we are Representative users of DiSC Connie Sattler Jon Golub Deb Doublestein-Rockwell Connie - Validity/Stability Testimony
Historical Perspective William Moulton Marston Psychologist with a Ph.D. from Harvard. Theoretical work in the 1920’s regarding human emotion. Book Emotions of Normal People written in 1928 explained theory of how human emotions lead to behavioral differences. Developed method to correlate blood pressure with lying, still used in modern day lie detector tests.
Historical Perspective Walter V. Clarke Industrial Psychologist Used Marston’s theories to publish Activity Vector Analysis. Checklist of adjectives which people considered to be true to themselves. Used as an employee selection tool by employers. This "forced-choice" format reduced the tendency for respondents to answer in a way that makes them look good
Historical Perspective Inscape Publishing Everything DiSC – Refined and improved instrument Used for increasing self awareness when an individual could use the insights in her or his interactions with others The latest version Everything DiSC identifies leadership approach and attempts to give leaders an accurate picture of their performance
Importance of teams Teamwork “Nowadays, all work is teamwork, and the challenge is to perform well when having to share the responsibility to get something done with other people whom you have no authority” (Avery, 2002)
Importance of teams Collaboration, Responsibility, Accountability
Our Peer Learning Team My personal experience Recognition of my role in the team How can I help my collaborators
over 40 million people Have Used Disc Increase your self knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems Learn how to adapt your own style to get along better with others Foster constructive and creative group interactions Facilitate better teamwork and minimize team conflict Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members
Professional practice Popular DiSC Profiles DiSC Classic Profiles Everything DiSC Workplace Profile Everything DiSC Work of Leaders Profile Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Everything DiSC Management Profile Everything DiSC Sales Profile DiSC profiles for recruitment and hiring
summary DiSC® is a personal assessment tool used to improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication. DiSC is non-judgmental and helps people discuss their behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you'll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior.
Ask yourself what role you play in the team???
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