DiSC® is an amazing, simple tool that dramatically improves communication, teamwork and enhances culture. It is easy to understand and remember. However, good managers know that completing DiSC assessments are just a first step.
It takes a conscious effort to reinforce DiSC concepts and use the learning across different workplace challenges. Ones like improving management and teamwork, reducing conflict, and embracing change.
In this short 30-minute webinar we’ll explore 5 steps to create a DiSC culture and review available resources, facilitation kits and materials that will help you use DiSC every day to improve your workplace.
Every thriving organization relies on honest feedback. For leaders, input is crucial not only from their bosses, but also from subordinates and colleagues. To solicit input, many organizations use 360-degree performance feedback profiles. However, with the way these assessments are structured, the comments can sting—and even cause damage to morale. Fortunately, there’s a better way. Let us explain.
A Traditional 360 (The Old Way)
In typical 360-degree performance assessments, leaders assess their own performance. Their peers, subordinates, and managers assess them as well. Challenges arise because:
Free-form comment sections give reviewers free rein to say whatever they wish. With input provided anonymously, the comments can be mean-spirited and demoralizing.
In small organizations, leaders can figure out who commented. This can make people hesitant to provide honest feedback. It also causes resentment when people are brutally honest.
So how can you get the information you need to help your leaders excel? Use Checkpoint 360, a revolutionary, online feedback profile!
360 (The New Way)
Why Checkpoint 360?
It produces a detailed report that conveniently highlights key points in a top section. This presents leaders’ greatest strengths and their top development opportunities, so leaders can start to improve their results right away.
It replaces a section for free-form comments with carefully crafted questions to produce instructive, informative comments for leaders. The focus is on constructive feedback that reduces the sting!
It uses the DiSC® model, so it looks at behaviors and delivers detailed, easy-to-understand data—with helpful graphs.
Here’s an example. A traditional 360 assessment might ask, “Does this leader clearly communicate team opportunities?” Meanwhile, Checkpoint asks, “Do you think this leader needs to be more active about finding new opportunities for the group?” with multiple-choice answers:
Yes, a lot more
Yes, a little more
Reviewers then select additional, pre-populated comments, such as “Their passion for finding new opportunities encourages the rest of us to show initiative” or “They already do a good job of finding new opportunities.” This allows for useful, sting-free actionable feedback that your leaders need for positive development.
We’re here to help you revolutionize the way your organization delivers feedback. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
According to recent studies, culture remains a top issue of concern to business and HR leaders across the globe.
What is culture? Culture is a combination of behaviors, values and attitudes that many take for granted and have major implications in the workplace. It affects such things as the pace work gets done, attention paid to details, how outsiders are treated or the risk that your group or organization takes.
Join us to explore five ways that the personality style of individuals and behavior style of your group influences their workplace and their success in meeting goals. You’ll gain an understanding of areas in your culture you want to reinforce and those you may want to change.
There’s conflict in every workplace. It’s inevitable. Colleagues with different communication styles working together every day are bound to have friction sometimes. Surely you’ve seen this in your own workplace.
For instance, consider the “no-fluff” boss. “I need this report on my desk by 10:00,” she might announce Monday morning. The employee, however, had started his day with a cheerful “Good morning! How was your weekend?” to his co-workers. With his softer communication style, he might react negatively to his boss. Neither style is right or wrong, but it’s easy for someone to misunderstand another’s intent. That’s how conflict arises.
In your workplace:
Is there an employee who repeatedly offends others?
Is there an employee who’s often mad?
Do team members fail to effectively convey ideas to one another?
Are employees just not getting along?
Let us help.
Tell us about the conflict your workplace is experiencing. If you can’t pinpoint the root of the problem, we’ll help you identify it. Then we’ll establish an action plan on how to minimize conflict in your workplace. We might recommend:
Personality assessments. These assessments shed light on the group’s culture and the tendencies of the individuals. You can even compare the priorities of two individuals and uncover their potential communication roadblocks. You’ll have a roadmap to success, with advice on how the individuals can best work with each other.
Coaching or training. Our on-site and virtual workshops let you learn how to achieve smoother interactions, at your convenience. If you prefer to run a workshop yourself, we can provide the necessary materials.
Your customized action plan for resolving conflict in the workplace is designed to eliminate dysfunctional communication that creates roadblocks. Our goal is to deliver the “aha” moments that come from employees learning to understand themselves and one another. There’s no better way to minimize conflict in the workplace.
Whether a manager is going to be responsible for a new group because of an internal promotion, a transfer, or company reorganization, they will be challenged with building relationships with their new team members.
On the other hand, when teams face a management change, it taxes their engagement and productivity.
Learn how Everything DiSC Management and Everything DiSC Workplace assessments can help managers understand, relate to and communicate with their new team. And how these tools can help the team work with a new boss.
In this webinar you’ll hear:
Areas of communication most important to management transition and success
How management style can impact a new team
How to recognize and best approach the style of each team member
How to create a motivating team atmosphere
Learn how you can help your managers gain traction quickly with new teams.
Since it’s introduction, the Everything DiSC Productive Conflict assessment has helped many understand how and why we react to others in conflict situations. Bring this assessment-based program to your team with the NEW Everything DiSC Facilitator Kit and help your team members learn to change negative conflict into positive interaction.
The kit will guide you to:
Help others understand their Productive Conflict assessment results
Conduct valuable exercises that reinforce assessment take-aways
Illustrate behavior modeling through videos that open the door for sharing
In this webinar, we’ll give you a glimpse of the Everything DiSC Productive Conflict assessment and introduce the new Everything DiSC Productive Conflict Facilitator Kit. You’ll learn the Cognitive Behavior Model and see samples of the PowerPoint slides, exercises, and powerful videos that will help your team manage day-to-day clashes.
Leaders, even experienced ones, can be caught off guard by management and leadership challenges.
Are your leaders often misunderstood?
Do they forge ahead with solutions when they should be taking time to test assumptions?
How about thinking that everyone is on board with their ideas, when the team is just fearful of speaking up?
During our complimentary webinar, you’ll discover how three tools have helped thousands of emerging and experienced leaders create better results through self-awareness and personal action planning: Everything DiSC Management and Work of Leaders. You’ll gain insights on:
The key attributes and best practices of management and leadership
Why gaining feedback is a critical element of leadership development
How to layer individual programs for optimum results
Don’t have a current leadership development program? We’ll help you get started.
According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the cost of workplace conflict costs US businesses $359 billion per year.
We’ve all contributed to those costs when we engage in destructive disagreements or issues that bubble beneath the surface and don’t go away.
However you think of conflict, it comes down to a difference of opinion involving strong emotions. Whether it’s a brief, explosive dispute or subtle long-lasting issues, we’ve all done things we’re not proud of. It’s why the typical manager spends 25-40% of their time dealing with conflict.
It’s not all about following steps in conflict resolution. It’s about understanding why we do what we do and how to change it.
See How Everything DiSC Workplace Helps You Manage Change
Change is the only constant in life. And many of us are in fast changing environments at work. Our markets, business climate, culture, employees and customers are shifting rapidly, demanding we change our approach and strategies! This is not always easy. Particularly for those who prefer the status quo.
In our complimentary webinar, you’ll learn:
The behavioral approaches to change.
The reasons for change and the different types of change.
How to examine your reactions based on your DiSC behavior style.
How Everything DiSC Workplace can help you and your team prepare, accept and embrace change and get started on a personal action plan.
When team members trust one another, they have essential conversations that move their organizations forward. Essential conversations lead to mastering conflict, achieving commitment, embracing accountability and a focus on results.
When there is trust, conflict becomes nothing but the pursuit of truth, an attempt to find the best possible answer. -Patrick Lencioni
In this complimentary webinar you’ll discover:
The type of trust important to building a cohesive team
Eight behaviors that enhance or derail trust
How trust impacts conflict, commitment, accountability and results
A new one-day “Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team” program that makes it easy to introduce the model to your team