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The benefits of a DiSC profile

Thursday, March 25, 2021 4:14 PM | Tracey Wilson (Administrator)



Laura Fuller
Capacity Builder
DiSC® Certified Consultant


How many of us have experienced a breakdown in communication in our lives?  All of us, probably.  It may be at work or at home, it may be with family or friends or coworkers.  At some point, we all have felt like we were talking to a wall, failing to communicate, to get our point across, or to convince someone of something we felt was essential.  Obviously, not all these breakdowns are caused by a difference in communication style, but it’s safe to say at least some of them were.  Everything DiSC® is a personal assessment tool that helps us to understand ourselves and the people in our lives a little better.   

DiSC® is a personal assessment tool to help improve teamwork. And the DiSC® model provides a common language which is key to understanding people and improving relationships. 


So, how does DiSC® work? 

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First, the assessment asks a series of questions in which the respondent indicates their preference between two statements.  Eventually, your answers are compiled to determine where you fall along two continuums: Do you like to make your decisions quickly or slowly, and are you more focused on data or relationships.  Using these two scales, we plot your dot on a map, and with that map, we'll share with you quite a few things you may not even realize about yourself. 

Knowing your preferences, and recognizing these scales in others, can ease all sorts of communication.  Does your teammate want all the details in an organized way with plenty of time to ponder their commitment to a decision?  Or do they get enthusiastic at the mere mention of a new project, ready to jump into the deep end without knowing what they are even agreeing to it?  How, as a manager, should I recognize the achievements of a staff member?  All these questions and more are clarified by understanding DiSC®.  People reading is easier, which makes donor relations, team management, and other crucial conversations way more productive. 

Interested in learning more?  You can view our new webpage HERE and join us for a DiSC® workshop on April 20, 2021! 

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