Support Your Remote Workers using DISC
Support your remote workers more effectively. Better understand your employee's communication styles to keep them engaged, productive, motivated and
avoid work-related stress.
What is a Remote Worker Assessment?
Working remotely comes with different situations and requirements than working in a traditional work environment. We have both a physical and often a psychological distance to the rest of the organisation. Our Remote Worker DISC Assessment helps organisations support their remote working employees and teams by creating motivating work environments and processes to support their strengths.
The insights from the report help people to assess their readiness for remote work. The tips help them set up an ideal environment in which they can succeed while working in a remote environment.
Assess Remote Employees with a Remote Worker Assessment
A remote work assessment provides businesses with powerful insights into an employees ability to demonstrate competencies required to work effectively in remote conditions. It can also assist as a useful tool to help employees develop the necessary competencies to work effectively from home. Using the information from the remote work assessment, individuals can adjust their routines, communication and way of working to match their natural behavioural style.
Working from home can be very isolating. The Remote Worker assessment also provides personalised tips for individuals to help them create an environment that is motivating and minimises stress. These tips help businesses to look after the wellbeing of individuals who are out of the office.
The Remote Worker Assessment promotes a deep self-understanding of an individual's of their behavioural preferences. These insights ensure employees feel more comfortable working remotely.
- Identify your preferred communication styles – do you like to keep communication to a minimum and need space to work independently? Or do you need lots of people contacts throughout the day to keep them motivated?
- Discover how to stay motivated – Different behavioural styles are motivated by different things. For this reason, it is not possible to define one ideal environment or way of working that would be the most motivating for all remote workers. Identify which aspects of your work environment help you to stay motivated when working remotely.
- How do you stay on task and achieve your goals – working from home requires us to be our own supervisor. The Remote Worker Assessment helps you determine how easy it will be for you to keep your end goal in mind and stay on task.
- Do you have a winning attitude and mindset – staying positive in unprecedented times is not always easy. The remote worker assessment helps you to identify times when you may slip out of a winning attitude and provides tips to reassess your mindset.
Remote Worker Tools
Remote Worker Self-Study Workbook
We want your people to not only succeed in remote work but also to enjoy it. Your employees work differently when they work remotely, they develop different processes, attitudes, and habits. The support remote workers require from business leaders is also distinct.
The Remote Worker Assessment is a tool to help your employees quickly adjust to the new normal and are ready to excel. The assessment is a self-paced, self-guided assessment and workbook that supports individuals to become successful in remote work situations. The insights in the assessment help your remote worker people to create a set of processes and routines that work best for them and draw on their natural behavioural strengths. The more they can adjust their routines, communication and the way of working to match their natural behavioural style, the more comfortable they will feel working remotely.
The first section in the workbook focuses on five key work factors that help you become successful in a remote work situation. You may not be able to control all these factors fully, but all of them contain aspects that depend on how you organise your particular workday to help you design a way of working that best suits you.
The second part of the workbook focuses on three critical mental factors that you'll need to have to work effectively in a remote work environment. They all depend on you. They provide you with some tips and some aspects that can support developing these key mental factors of, attitude, trustworthiness and adaptability.
The sections included in the Remote Worker Assessment are:
- My Attitude
- My Trustworthiness
- My Adaptability
The final part of the workbook focuses on communicating remotely. Working remotely doesn't mean working without contact or interaction with other people. The report covers three contact factors, which are:
- Communication – How To Communicate With You
- Communication – How To Communicate With Your Team
- Communication – How To Initiate Communication With Others
Communication Support Assessments
There's never been a time like right now for significant miscommunication with the Covid-19 pandemic and regional lockdowns happening. Many employees are working remotely in Australia and around the world. Miscommunication is on the rise due to the physical disconnect and creating challenges internally and with external suppliers. In response to this, we designed the Extended DISC Support Package, created to help managers communicate more effectively with their people. The package highlights communication, and it is intended for people working remotely.
The package contains three assessments for the individual, manager and team. Draw on the information received in the assessments to understand:
- How an individual can better communicate with the other DISC styles
- How the other DISC profiles perceive the communication style of the individual
- The strengths of the individual’s communication style
- Aspects of communication the individual needs to develop
Using these assessments, employees and managers will learn how to adjust their style to interact more comfortably with their remote worker employees. Individuals and managers also receive a unique set of development tips to help improve their communication style.
How it Works
Send your employees a message inviting them to complete a short, targeted questionnaire. Once they complete the questionnaire, you receive a report to a nominated email within minutes. It's that simple.
1. Send Employees
Send your employees a short email to invite them to complete the Extended DISC Online Questionnaire
2. Complete Questionnaire
Your employees take a quick 8-10 minute questionnaire on their preferred behaviours.
3. Receive Remote Worker Assessment
Receive the report in your nominated inbox within minutes of questionnaire completion.
4. Develop Remote Working Readiness
Use the insights to help prepare your employees to work in remote environments.
How to Manage a Remote Worker
Remote working is here to say. Flexible working arrangements are a significant demand for today's workforce. Employees often report higher productivity and a better work-life balance as a result of working from home. This new way of working presents managers and business leaders with challenges as they adapt to leading a remote team. Extended DISC® Assessments help leaders tailor their approach to get the best from their people. These assessment help managers to communicate more effectively with their remote workers and in their preferred style. They also help keep their employees engaged and motivated while working from home. Futhermore, Extended DISC helps leaders to understand the management style that employees best respond to allowing them to offer tailored support to their remote workers.
Knowing the individual DISC profiles of your team is beneficial. This knowledge allows you to tailor everything from projects and tasks to communication and motivation to suit the natural behavioural strengths of your people. Each employee will require a different approach and level of support, you'll also get a great idea of which team members may need more contact when working from home. For the remote workers, the knowledge gained from a DISC assessment is significant as it allows them to tailor their remote workspace to maximise their strengths and natural behavioural preferences. As a manager setting up your employees correctly for remote working will enable you to reap the rewards such as increased productivity.