At work we all do our best to adapt to demands and circumstances, but if the job fit is not quite right for you then you may be adapting unconsciously and suffering stress. Understanding your behavioural profile can give you the knowledge to choose the job role that work best for you, and consciously adapt, rather than having your energy drained.
Discovering your behavioural profile:
To create more understanding of how you respond at work and for better communication and relationships at home you can discover your behavioural profile. One popular way to is to use DISC, a behavioural model
This month, Steve Shellabear received accreditation, as a licensed practitioner in the use of DISC. The profiling service is now available to our clients through dancing lion to support individuals and teams.
How does it work?
Participants are sent a link to complete an online test comprising of 24 multiple-choice questions. This takes about 15-20 minutes. Their answers are analysed and a report generated. A trained practitioner/coach sits down with the person who completed the questionnaire and helps them to understand and interpret the report.
What does it measure?
The DISC system, is adapted from the work of Dr Marston, (a psychological researcher from Harvard was also the creator of Wonder Woman, the comic book character, and an early version of the lie detector test.) It measures an individual’s profile in the following four categories:
- Dominance – Challenge:
How you approach and respond to problems and challenges in power
- Influence – Contacts
How you interact with and attempt to influence others to your point of view
- Steadiness – Consistency
How you respond to change, variation and pace of your environment
- Compliance – Constraints
How you respond to rules and procedures set by others and to authority.
The DISCs measurement system analyses these factors above and reveals strengths, development areas and tendencies towards certain behaviours.
How is it used?
You can use DISC at an individual or team level.
It doesn’t reveal a person’s intelligence, background or experience. It can provide a guide as to how a person will respond to different situations. It can be helpful as a guide to career progression, professional development and recruitment.
What are the likely benefits?
- Reduced stress levels for the individual.
- If carried out in a group setting, a common language for talking about thoughts, feelings and behaviours, in a non-judgemental way.
- Conflict and frustration avoided altogether or significantly reduced.
- Increase teamwork due to a wider recognition of the unique contribution each person brings to his or her role.
- Increased self-awareness and communication.
- Enhanced focus on professional and personal development.
All the research findings indicate that the better we know ourselves and others the more likely we are to develop effective strategies to succeed at work, at home or in life in general. DISC can be a useful tool
Is it right for me/us?
Every individual and group situation is different. Phone or email us to find out more: 01908 644791 or firstname.lastname@example.org