Additional Ways to Leverage Your DISC Report
Have you recently completed a Talent Insights (DISC) report? Presented below are 15 ways to get even more from your DISC report!
Note About TTI Success Insights® DISC:
DISC is the most widely used behavioral assessment tool, measuring four behavioral styles: dominance, influence, steadiness, and compliance. DISC measures how a person behaves in order to understand your own strengths and opportunities better, learning strategies to meet the demands of your profession and act as a powerful change tool in your own life and professional career.
Your behaviors are an integral component of who you are. Your behaviors are formed inherently, as well as by your upbringing. Your behaviors are observable.
To get the most of out your TTI Success Insights® DISC Behaviors report, consider the following:
- Utilize the General Characteristics section as a baseline for understanding yourself. Highlight what you believe is accurate. Review this with someone who is close to you and compare. Did you find some differences? If yes, why do you think this is?
- Review the Value to the Organization section. Highlight the top three items you believe to be accurate. Develop a 1-2 minute elevator speech about yourself, that highlights these values.
- Consider the Checklist for Communicating. Select the top three Ways to Communicate that you agree with and discuss them with someone you work with or work for. By understanding these things, how can you improve the way you communicate together?
- Review the Ways NOT to Communicate. Investigate a situation at work or at home that you are frustrated or disappointed with. Are any of these methods of communication happening? If yes, what can you do to improve the communications in that situation?
- Select one of your Time Wasters. After reviewing the potential solutions, create an action plan that you can use to help reduce the time waster. Share this plan with someone you live or work with that will hold you accountable.
Your Driving Forces, or motivators, help you understand why you do what you do, or why you behave in certain ways. By understanding the driving forces behind your behaviors, you can better understand the causes of conflict.
To get the most of out your 12 Driving Forces® report, consider the following:
- Consider the General Characteristics section as a baseline for understanding your driving forces. Highlight what you believe is accurate. Review this with someone who is close to you and compare. Did you find some differences? If yes, why do you think this is?
- Review your Primary Driving Forces cluster. Reflect on how your primary driving forces complement each other and how they drive your behaviors.
- Review your Situational Driving Forces cluster. Identify different situations when these may come into play and how they reflect upon your actions.
- Review your Indifferent Driving Forces cluster. Identify a situation where your indifference may negatively impact someone else’s reaction, that you may not have even realized. How can you prevent this in the future?
- Check our Areas of Awareness. Identify a situation where you feel energized by the people around you. Conversely, identify a situation where you feel the opposite. Identify your behavior in this situation. How do you think your driving forces reflect upon those?
Integrating Behaviors and Motivators
Your satisfaction in what you do comes from the blending of behaviors and motivators. Your behaviors and motivators work together to show your strengths, conflict, ideal environment, keys for motivating, and keys for managing.
To get the most of out Integrating Behaviors and Motivators report, consider the following:
- Review your Behavioral and Motivational Strengths. Identify three strengths that you want to maximize. Develop an action plan on how you will do this and share it with an accountability partner or coach.
- Review your Potential Behavioral and Motivational Conflicts. Identify three conflicts on the list and identify what happens when they occur (for example, do you check out or display anger?) How can you better manage this in a future situation?
- Select your top three Ideal Environment factors. How do these relate to your current situation? Identify what actions you can take to narrow the gap between your current situation and your ideal environment.
- Check the Keys to Motivating section. Review the list, cross of any that you do not agree with. Review the remaining items and determine if they existing in your current environment. If they do not, make an action to discuss with an individual (such as a manager, co-worker, etc.) who can potentially help work these into your situation.
- Reflect upon the Keys to Managing. Identify the top three statements most important to you. Identify how you can bring these into your own personal management plan as well as discuss these with your manager or boss.