If you want to improve collaboration, DISC can be a useful tool. You can use DISC to great advantage in the workplace. But sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. That’s why we give you 5 tips below.
Adjust your communication
Understand the different behavioural styles according to the DISC model and adapt your communication style to communicate effectively with different people. This will help you to be understood better and reduce misunderstandings.
Dominance: Make it obvious what the goal is.
Influence: Pay attention to the social aspect.
Stability: Take your time, put the other person at ease.
Conformism: Substantiate your story with facts.
Delve into team dynamics
Learn about the influence of behavioural styles on team dynamics and the different team roles. Identify the strengths and pitfalls of each team member and work together to create a balanced and complementary team. You can do this, for example, by creating a DISC teamanalysis and then create an action plan together.
Invest in personal growth
Use the DISC model as a tool for personal growth and development. Identify your own behavioural style and look for ways to further boost your strengths and improve your pitfalls. At the end of your personal DISC analysis, you will find an action plan that can help you do this. We have also created a canvas of Daniel Ofman’s core quadrant that you can fill in!
Organise DISC activities
Integrate DISC activities into your work to promote a better understanding and appreciation of different behavioural styles. Consider team-building exercises, workshops or training sessions aimed at discovering and applying the DISC model.
Work towards conflict resolution
Use the DISC model as a tool to resolve conflict and build better relationships. Understand how different behavioural styles can cause conflict and learn effective strategies to reduce conflict and find constructive solutions. You can best do this by starting the conversation with each other. A guide for this is our free e-book. In it, we explain for each DISC behavioural style what they usually like, but also what they have difficulties with. With this e-book, you can start the conversation in a focused way.