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  1. SELF-ASSESSMENT (DiSC®)

  2. Overview • Objectives of DiSC® • Four Dimensions of Behavior • Letting DiSC® Work for You

  3. Objectives of DiSC® • Become aware of your behavioral strengths as you relate to others • Identify the potential contribution your strengths bring to relationships and teams • Become aware that the behavioral strengths of others may be different from your own • Learn what you can do to communicate better with people whose strengths are different from your own

  4. THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF BEHAVIOR

  5. DOMINANCE

  6. DOMINANCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming oppositionto accomplish results TENDENCIES: • Wants to get results • Likes “do it and do it now” • Wants to be in charge • Likes new opportunities and challenges • Wants opportunity for advancement • Likes initiating change and taking risk • Wants wide scope of operations

  7. DOMINANCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results DISLIKES/AVOIDS: • Losing control over the environment • Being taken advantage of • Appearing weak or soft • Boredom • Being tied to routine

  8. DOMINANCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results OVERUSES: • Change for the sake of doing something new • Creating challenges • Moving people and situations around in his/her favor

  9. DOMINANCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results RELATING TO “D” BEHAVIOR: • Make communication brief and to the point • Respect their need for autonomy • Be clear about rules and expectations • Let them initiate • Show your competence and independence • Stick to the topic • Eliminate time-wasters

  10. DOMINANCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: • Develop greater awareness of the needs of others • Develop more patience with other people • Learn to negotiate with others • Participate more with others

  11. INFLUENCE

  12. INFLUENCE Focuses on shaping the environment by influencing or persuading others TENDENCIES: • Wants to be involved with people • Wants to have fun while getting things done • Likes to help people talk things out • Wants freedom from responsibility for following through on details

  13. INFLUENCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results DISLIKES/AVOIDS: • Being blamed for things going wrong • Having people be upset with him/her • Not being liked • Public humiliation

  14. INFLUENCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results OVERUSES: • Humor, playfulness • Emotional outbursts • Verbalizing thoughts and feelings • Meetings, discussions

  15. INFLUENCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results RELATING TO “I” BEHAVIOR: • Approach them informally • Be relaxed and sociable • Let them verbalize thoughts and feelings • Keep the conversation light • Provide written details • Give public recognition for accomplishments • Use humor

  16. INFLUENCE Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: • Become more objective in making decisions • Develop more organized approaches to task • Improve follow-through by paying attention to key details • Learn to be direct and firm when confronting others • Gain more control over use of time

  17. STEADINESS

  18. STEADINESS Focuses on cooperating with others to carry tasks TENDENCIES: • Likes to be involved with people • Wants everyone to do their share • Likes things to run smoothly • Wants stability and security • Wants conflict-free environment

  19. STEADINESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results DISLIKES/AVOIDS: • Situations where nobody knows what is happening • Confusion and instability • Lack of clarity on expectations • Situations requiring aggressive confrontations

  20. STEADINESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results OVERUSES: • Accommodation to others • Modesty • Predictability

  21. STEADINESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results RELATING TO “S” BEHAVIOR: • Be logical and systematic in your approach • Provide a consistent and secure environment • Let them know how things will be done • Use sincere appreciation • Show their importance to the organization • Let them adapt slowly to change

  22. STEADINESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: • Learn to handle change better • Become more assertive • Increase comfort with handling conflict • Vary routines occasionally • Become more receptive to short-cut methods • Speak up when concerned or upset

  23. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS

  24. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS Focuses on working conscientiously with existing circumstances to ensure quality and accuracy TENDENCIES: • Wants specific criteria for performance • Likes accuracy • Likes setting and meeting high standards • Wants opportunities to analyze and assess • Likes logical, systematic approaches to work

  25. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results DISLIKES/AVOIDS: • Personal criticism - Both unjustified and justified • Spontaneous displays of feelings • Changes and surprises that may affect his/her performance • Situations that require talking about his/her personal life

  26. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results OVERUSES: • Analysis • Criticism of performance - Both of self and others • Defensiveness when questioned about his/her performance • Logical approaches to people and situations

  27. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results RELATING TO “C” BEHAVIOR: • Give clear expectations and deadlines • Show dependability • Demonstrate loyalty • Be tactful and emotionally reserved • Be precise and focused • Value high standards

  28. CONSCIENTIOUSNESS Focuses on shaping the environment by overcoming opposition to accomplish results STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: • Develop more comfort with emotionally charged situations • Determine potential payoff before investing time analyzing • Learn to value informal interactions with others • Adjust standards to the needs of the environment • Practice confronting directly rather than making indirect comments

  29. LETTING DiSC® WORK FOR YOU

  30. Putting it all together • Motivating and helping others • Assigning tasks to match subordinates’ strengths • Assembling teams of complementary strengths and weaknesses

  31. Influence Speak directly Develop systematic approaches Prefer to deal with things instead of people Dominance Calculate risks Create a predictable environment Recognize the needs of others Needs others to Steadiness • Apply pressure on others • Help to prioritize work • Are flexible in work procedures Conscientiousness • Compromise with the opposition • State unpopular positions • Encourage teamwork

  32. Summary • Objectives of DiSC® • Four Dimensions of Behavior • Letting DiSC® Work for You