To be an all-star employee, everyone needs to know their own strengths, weaknesses and tendencies – but that’s just the beginning. The next step requires a “big picture” outlook on the distinct styles of their colleagues. Once an individual has completed the DiSC® assessment and received personal insight into his or her own style, it’s time to take it to the next level and apply the DiSC® four-quadrant model to the team dynamic. In this engaging workshop, participants learn and apply each DiSC® style (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness, and Conscientiousness) to understand differences and best communicate in the workplace.
Every participant takes the DiSC® assessment in advance of this workshop, at which time they take a humorous yet informative glance at their own DiSC® style, as well as that of their colleagues. The trainer explains not only what each style means but also how different combinations of styles manifest themselves on a team. How can (D) best work with (i)? How should you present information to (S)? How does (C) prefer to communicate? Through real-world scenarios, participants gain a strong understanding of the factors that contribute to “assertive” vs. “passive” and “open” vs. “guarded”. Ultimately, this workshop transforms DiSC® from a mere assessment to a common language and mutual understanding of how to best work together.
Participants leave this workshop with the ability to:
- Understand the ideas and principles behind the DiSC® four-quadrant model
- Recognize each DiSC® style and the associated tendencies, strengths and weaknesses
- Value and appreciate the different qualities that each individual brings to the team
- Minimize conflict by being aware of how to navigate individual differences
- Know how to adapt behavior to treat colleagues the way they want to be treated
- Work successfully and efficiently as part of a strong, high-functioning team
This enlightening course gives professionals a common understanding of the DiSC® assessment so everyone has a frame of reference for how to best work together as a team.