The Do’s and Don’ts of DiSC®
Everything DiSC Do’s
Apply a framework for understanding behavioral tendencies
Learners have a new way to organize and think about their own behavior as well as that of others. DiSC can illuminate learners’ patterns to help predict and navigate relationships more effectively.
Use as a conversation catalyst to get to know, adapt to, and value others
DiSC can be used as a jumping-off point to build relationships and maximize each interaction. It fosters empathy for others, knowing that the powerful insights learned about oneself are just as true and powerful for others—regardless of how different they might be from your own.
Instill a common language in an organization
DiSC gives a common language to complex, sometimes sensitive topics. It’s simple without being simplistic and offers pragmatic, actionable ways to better connect and collaborate.
Everything DiSC Don’ts
An excuse for poor behavior
It can be tempting to excuse bad habits or an unwillingness to stretch outside behavioral comfort zones by blaming one’s DiSC style. But doing so results in missed opportunities to recognize destructive habits or behaviors and work toward improvement and growth.
Categorizing people or making snap judgments about individuals
Once we learn about DiSC styles, it might be tempting to label (aka pigeonhole) our colleagues. But pigeonholing a person or their abilities based on DiSC style can cause unfair generalizations and stereotypes. Just because a person prioritizes a certain behavioral tendency doesn’t mean they cannot stretch—it just may take a little extra effort.
That’s why it’s so important to use DiSC as a dialog tool to better understand how your DiSC style influences (or doesn’t influence) the way you work.
Solutions That Meet Your Unique Needs
People work together in a variety of contexts. No matter your specific need, Everything DiSC is designed to help everyone in your organization work better together—from individual contributors to C-suite executives.
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