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The Do’s and Don’ts of DiSC®

It’s true that Everything DiSC® has the power to be a culture catalyst by starting each learner on the path from
 personalised insights to true behaviour change. But achieving this powerful impact requires the appropriate use of
DiSC® in the workplace. While DiSC is a tool that supports a variety of social and emotional contexts, it’s possible to
 misuse the tool.

Everything DiSC Do’s

  • Apply a framework for understanding behavioural tendencies

    Learners have a new way to organise and think about their own behaviour as well as that of others. DiSC can illuminate learners’ patterns to help predict and navigate relationships more effectively.

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  • 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.

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  • Instill a common language in an organisation

    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.

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Everything DiSC Don’ts

An excuse for poor behaviour

It can be tempting to excuse bad habits or an unwillingness to stretch outside behavioural comfort zones by blaming one’s DiSC style. But doing so results in missed opportunities to recognize destructive habits or behaviours 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 generalisations and stereotypes. Just because a person prioritises a certain behavioural tendency doesn’t mean they cannot stretch—it just may take a little extra effort.

The reality is that the behaviour of people with the D, i, S, or C style does not all look the same across the board. There is a lot of variation, even within one DiSC style.

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 organisation work better together—from individual contributors to C-suite executives. 

  • Workplace*

    Build Better Relationships
  • Management*

    Inspire Great Managers
  • Agile EQ*

    Increase Workforce Agility
  • Productive Conflict

    Harness the Power of Conflict
  • Work of Leaders

    Lead with Impact
  • Sales

    Cultivate Top Sales Talent

*Available on the Catalyst™ platform

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