An Explanation of the D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment

A 100-employee business spends an average downtime of 17 hours a week on just clarifying communications. In the process, it ends up losing over half a million dollars annually on this exercise. The reason: Lack of effective communication. This is at the heart of the problems that most organizations face. About 70% of small to mid-size businesses admit that communication is their primary problem.   

The cost of miscommunication is very high for an organization. it ranges from between a quarter and 40% of its annual budget, resulting in over four-fifths of projects getting delayed, being over budget, falling short of expectations, or being undelivered. Lack of proper communication at the outset is the main reason attributed to this scenario.

The D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment tool could have the answers

Since it is communication that is at the heart of these problems; the solution lies in the problem: Improving communication. Enter: The Dominance Influence Steadiness Conscientiousness or compliance (D.I.S.C.) Personality Assessment tool, a valuable instrument in helping resolve issues relating to communication gaps and ineffectiveness.

The D.I.S.C method is an objective and scientific profiling system which uses its unique measuring parameters for understanding a person’s personality, behavior and temperament. Introduced by Dr. William Moulton Marston back in 1928; its popularity can be gauged from the fact that over a million people use it, to this day, every year worldwide. Being a structured quiz; it helps to assess the personality of the person who takes it and to evaluate her abilities accordingly.

These are how the D.I.S.C method slots persons:

Dominance: The nature of being outspoken, sharp, proactive, problem solving and action-oriented

Influencing: One who is optimistic, friendly and cooperative and a great team player

Steady: A consistent, reliable, patient and status quoist

Compliant: A person who is methodical, logical and detail oriented and perfectionist

What all does the D.I.S.C methodology help to achieve?

The D.I.S.C method can be used to induce a number of outcomes. These are some of them:

  • Solidifies communication skills
  • Raises productivity levels
  • Motivates employees   
  • Increases interpersonal conflict
  • Builds leadership abilities
  • Brings about a better workplace environment
  • Augments skills at the workplace   
  • Boosts productive work
  • Builds effective teams
  • Fosters study habits
  • Results in better hiring decisions

Thorough learning of the ways by which to implement D.I.S.C at your workplace

All the methods and means of implementing the D.I.S.C methodology at the workplace will be shown at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a very popular provider of professional trainings for the HR industry. The speaker at this session is Grant Schneider, who is president and founder of Performance Development Strategies, which helps organizations achieve greater results by aligning people in the organization with its mission and strategy.

To understand how to implement D.I.S.C at your organization, please register for this webinar by visiting TrainHR. Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

Understanding personality types in communication

Grant will offer insights into this concept by introducing the idea of D.I.S.C profile as a means to understanding the four different personality types and how they like to receive information. He will explain how communication can be enhanced and made to become more effective and result oriented using the D.I.S.C approach.

An understanding of the correct communication that needs to go into situations will be given at this webinar. This is a very important aspect in an organization. The basis to crafting the right message is a good understanding of the different ways people perceive information. Grant will explain how this can be achieved.

This learning is of high importance and value to professionals such as HR Professionals, CEO, Senior Vice President, Vice President, Executive Director, Managing Director, Regional Vice President, Area Supervisor, and Managers.

Grant will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Know the strengths of your own personality style and how to use them
  • How to understand another person’s motivation style
  • How to communicate with the 4 personality types
  • Strategies to lead or motivate the 4 personality types.

 

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