Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

The DISC Team-building Workshop helps teams improve their communications, cooperation, and effectiveness. DISC is a tool that helps people understand the different behavioral styles people use when communicating and interacting with others. This team-building workshop uses the DISC behavioral style analysis to help individuals understand, appreciate, and work more effectively with different people’s different styles.

Objectives:

The DISC Team-building Workshop shows people how to recognize each team member’s preferred style, and how to use their different styles to their mutual advantage.

Miscommunications get cleared up. Conflicts get productively addressed and resolved. And team members become more motivated.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand their personal behavioral style and how it affects the way they relate, communicate, motivate, and work with others.
  • Recognize, understand, and appreciate other people’s behavioral styles.
  • Adapt their behavior to improve their interactions with their teammates—even with people they previously avoided or called “difficult.”
  • Appreciate people’s differences and use them as an asset, not a source of conflict.

What Is DISC

DISC is a behavioral style analysis based on the work of Dr. William Marston who wrote The Emotions of Normal People in 1928. (He also invented the lie detector.)

DISC can help you improve your interpersonal communications and your business relationships.

DISC stands for the four basic behavioral styles:

D (for Dominance) — how you handle problems

I (for Influence) — how you deal with people

S (for Steadiness) — how you pace yourself

C (for Compliance) — how you follow rules and procedures

Basic assumptions:

  • There are four basic behavioral styles, none of which is better or worse than any other.
  • Your dominant style influences the way you act, react, and interact.
  • Each style has its own characteristic strengths and weaknesses.
  • The behavioral patterns of one style tend to conflict with those of the other three styles, making it easier to get along with people of the same style.
  • The behavioral patterns of one style can complement those of the other three styles, making it more advantageous to work with people of a different style.
  • To create effective working relationships, it’s helpful to understand and adapt to the behavioral styles of the people you are working with.

DISC describes behavior — what you say and do, the external and observable expression of your life.  It does not delve into your personality (the mental, emotional, and behavioral composition of your inner life), motives, values, skills, or experience.

You can use DISC to:

  • Communicate more effectively
  • Improve collaboration and reduce conflict
  • Build high-functioning teams
  • Become a more effective leader
  • Increase sales and service success