One of the main benefits of using the DISCmodel is that it has great potential to improve teamwork. Our non-judgemental assessment tool can help with many areas of building and sustaining a team, such as enhancing communication, easing frustrations and interpersonal conflict, helping with change and conflict management and improving personal diversity awareness.
However, being DISC accredited is not a miracle cure at any time. In order to truly stand apart as an elite team, you must develop the types of habits that will positively contribute towards long-lasting success.
The term habit generally has negative connotations. Not these habits. These are the right kind of habits that individuals should adopt in order to make your team much stronger. Just a warning; this usually means abandoning selfishness.
After taking the disc profiling assessment, team members often decide that now is a good time to make some behavioural changes in order to be a more effective member of the team. These habits are a good starting point.
Don’t Put Yourself First.
This is a simple concept that requires more attention and action than most people think. Each day ask yourself what will add the most value to your team and the rest of your organisation, not just what is the most comfortable way for you to get through the day. DISC profiling will reveal what makes certain team members tick so it will be easier to decipher what will be the most helpful method of helping. This can be the smallest thing; a simple gesture or offering a team member help with a project.
Reflection of Actions
Some people might actually think of this habit as a fault. Overly reflective people often spend too much time rethinking their actions and overanalysing. Turn this into a highly valuable talent. Be reflective than when you act, improve on these reflections.
Organise to the Point of Obsession
We aren’t all excessively tidy and organised by nature but organisation can be learned, at least in the workplace. If you have to work at it a bit find a process that works. Good team members, especially leaders must be organised in order to support the team’s objectives.
Don’t Be a Know-it-all
Don’t assume you know it all. You don’t. How do we know, you ask? Because nobody does. Any truly effective team member knows that their training is never complete. Technology advances, politics advances, as does culture. These external advancements affect each and every workplace in different ways. Personal and professional development is critical to a team’s continued success. Those who assume they know everything need to find ways to broaden their horizons. The best members of a team are those who spend time in and out of the workplace developing their knowledge and skills that will provide the impetus for their team’s forward progress.
Don’t Get too Comfortable
Particularly after using the DISC assessment tool, teams go through a period of togetherness. Working well together and going from strength to strength is great but remember it won’t last forever. As an individual you should always push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Finding out your DISC personality style should be able to help with this because you now know yourself very well, and you can find ways to step out of this safe place. If you do this continually with every task then boundaries will begin to widen. This process will ensure that you are continually maximising your full potential and will positively impact your team.