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After receiving the data from the Employee Engagement Survey, it was clear to us that various teams and managers were in need of assistance in terms of communication and teamwork. With a large workforce and many departments, it can be a challenge to get the right message, to the right people, in the right way. We knew we needed to implement a global solution to support and improve our employee interaction to help improve overall workplace efficacy.
One of our organization-wide goals at NYU Winthrop is to continue to improve the level of employee engagement and employee satisfaction across the board, and Extended DISC® is the tool we chose to take us on this journey. What we’ve learned in this process has given our managers and each department team a common language to better understand themselves and others. The detailed assessments focused on helping managers lead — as well as better understand — each individual on their team.
The Extended DISC® tool has been extremely useful in guiding teams and managers to better communication and teamwork. To date, 16 departments have participated and benefitted from our work with Extended DISC®. Having more employees aligned and having better overall employee engagement is great for everyone — our patients and our employees. We are proud to be named one of America’s Best Employers in 2017 from Forbes magazine. We believe that at least some of the reason we accomplished that was because of Extended DISC®.