The DISC instrument is a personality analysis. DISC gives people a deep insight into their own personality style and the personality style of others. The DISC descriptions provide insight into behavior and communication in understandable language. The D stands for Dominant, I for Influential, S for Steady and C for Compliant.
Research shows that behavioral traits can be grouped into four personality styles. People with similar styles display specific behaviors that are common to that style. The letters D, I, S, and C represent the four personality styles.
The ‘D’ style measures how someone responds to problems and challenges. A person with a ‘D’ style likes to solve problems and take on challenges.
The ‘I’ style measures how someone influences and convinces others of his/her views or ideas.
The ‘S’ style measures how someone reacts to changes and tempo changes, and how easily someone adapts to them.
The ‘C’ style measures the extent to which someone conforms to rules and guidelines drawn up by others.
Knowledge and analysis of the DISC model offer the opportunity to better understand yourself, employees, colleagues, partners, and customers. This allows you to meet everyone's personal needs better, prevent or reduce conflicts, better appreciate differences in others, and build mutual trust. The power of the DISC instrument lies in its simplicity without compromising the complexity of people. DISC is an instrument that is used worldwide and can therefore be applied in internationally operating companies.
The DISC instrument is mainly used by organizations for:
What does DISC deliver?
A DISC analysis is best used as a supporting tool and not as a separate instrument to make far-reaching choices. For example, you completely miss the mark by hiring someone or not, based only on a DISC analysis. However, it is valuable to use a DISC analysis in addition to hard criteria such as education and work experience and doing a reference check. This way you can specifically test which preferred behavior someone shows and see to what extent this will be effective in the position.
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