DiSC Strategies for Motivating Teams
Get the most from your team by exploring what motivates and energizes team members. Using the Everything DiSC model helps us to understand where team members feel most comfortable when communicating within the team. This doesn’t mean that individuals are stuck in a DiSC style. Instead, knowing our personal preferences and gaining an appreciation of different preferences is the key to building bridges of collaboration. Understanding what drives each DiSC style provides teams with the ability to leverage strengths, stay positive and energized and achieve results.
Learn about your DiSC Style: Everything DiSC Workplace on Catalyst.
The Everything DiSC Workplace assessment includes words around the DiSC model that identify ‘DiSC Priorities’. These characteristics are recognizable within the associated DiSC styles.
DiSC Personality Style ‘D’: Dominance
Individuals with preferences in the DiSC D Style prioritize a fast-paced workplace. They enjoy challenges and pursuing new opportunities striving for immediate results.
What Motivates the DiSC D Style:
- Action-Oriented Environment
- Short & Concise
- Controlling Outcomes
DiSC Personality Style ‘i’: Influence
Individuals with the DiSC “i” Style are excited about new possibilities and are often viewed as expressive. They are upbeat and enjoy collaboration when discussing ideas.
What Motivates the DiSC i Style:
- Action and Progress
- Collaboration and Rallying the Team
- Friendly Relationships
DiSC Personality Style ‘S’: Steadiness
People with the DiSC S style are good listeners and are often seen as accommodating and patient. They value a supportive environment and will go out of their way to help others.
What Motivates the DiSC S Style:
- Predictable and Stable Environment
- A Cautious and Methodical Pace
- Collaboration and Teamwork
- Opportunities to Help
DiSC Personality Style ‘C’: Conscientiousness
Individuals with the DiSC C style value accuracy and quality results. They tend to separate emotions from facts and analyze alternatives rationally.
What Motivates the DiSC C Style:
- Challenging Assumptions
- Stable and Cautious Pace
- Precision & Follow-Through
- Systems & Processes
Next time you are in a meeting, listen to what is important to your teammates. Try to identify how their language fits within the DiSC styles. Observing your teammates in this way can help you to adapt your language in a way that builds understanding and collaboration.
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