Whether you know what they are or not, each of your team members has a unique DISC style personality – and their assessed type has a direct impact on how well they perform and relate to others when the pressure is on.
Will your top performing sales executive keep cruising along when the pressure mounts? Or, will she become a walking, fire-breathing nightmare everyone else tip-toes around? Will the normally sunny IT guy suddenly turn sullen and short tempered? While you can’t influence these and other team member’s natural reactions, understanding their DISC profile and how the different types respond to slight, moderate and even high amounts of pressure will help you keep everyone moving forward.
We found this out firsthand when we took the team to an escape room for fun and bonding. True to form, the High D members of the group got right to work and had so much focus that they became a little, well, abrupt. The normally laid back I-styles were frantically trying to soothe tempers and find the fun in the experience. This was just for fun, but really showcased the different personality types on our own team.
How can you tell how your team will react to pressure? A DISC assessment can help you predict and understand what your team is feeling and makes it easy to take restorative steps early.
What is DISC?
The DISC model is a fast, easy and effective way to help understand yourself and others; there is no good or bad DISC personality type; each of the four styles has their own strengths and weaknesses. Learning your own DISC profile can help you better tackle tasks, choose a career path and even cope with others. There are four DISC styles; most people have characteristics from more than one group, but will strongly identify with one type or another: