Have you ever stopped to think about why people do what they do? The reasons could range from family history and genetic makeup to academic background and religious upbringing. Quite often, those things aren’t always worn on one’s sleeve. While they may reveal themselves over time, we look for something more accessible to help us make sense of our own tendencies, as well as those of friends, family, and colleagues with whom we interact on a daily basis.
Everything DiSC® is a personality assessment that helps you build more effective relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles. The research-validated tool helps you understand yourself and others, saving you time, energy, and money. Better communication means efficiency on all levels.
Based on the work of Dr. William Molton Marston (1893–1947), DiSC seeks to shed light on our natural behaviors and environmental preferences. Using the four styles of (D)ominance, (I)nfluence, (S)teadiness, and (C)onscientiousness, the DiSC model examines how individuals with diverse strengths, motivations, stressors, fears, and backgrounds, can communicate more effectively with one another by developing a willingness to adapt to the needs of one another and one’s environment. We all vary in pace (fast vs. slow) and priority (tasks vs. people), and these simple differences begin to shape what we do and how we do it in almost any context.
People who prefer the “D” or Dominance style of behavior are direct risk-takers, who seek challenge, authority, and an environment that allows them to take action and embrace change. D’s are often firefighters, entrepreneurs, CEOs, and avid delegators.
Individuals who prefer the “I” or Influence style of behavior are high-energy and people-focused. They are great at seeing the big picture… and selling it by persuading others. Examples of I’s include teachers, cheerleaders, marketers, and those in fast-paced sales.
The “S” or Steadiness style of behavior is preferred by those who appreciate systems, cooperation, status quo, and a more moderate pace to their environment. People who prefer the S style welcome predictability, patience, sincere gestures, and any opportunity to support the efforts of others. S’s often thrive in human resources roles, customer service, and any position where stability and team orientation reign.
People who tend toward the “C” or Conscientiousness style of behavior are cautious, compliant, rational individuals, who value accuracy and detail above all else. Their preferred environments of solitude and order make them great candidates for accounting, science, and engineering fields.
DiSC theory and related resources have helped millions of people and thousands of companies to increase self-awareness, develop knowledge of others, identify culture, promote team building, enhance hiring and discipline processes, improve personal and professional relationships, and positively impact life and business on every level.
At Harmony Insights, we engage the DiSC model as a foundation for our work in personal and professional relationships, career direction, and passion identification. We use the Everything DiSC family of profiles and reports (see samples) to uncover natural preferences and construct a roadmap for immediate progress and desired results.
Contact Harmony Insights today for a free consultation and to learn more about how an Everything DiSC assessment may be your single most useful resource for achieving success in life and business!