Build Cohesive teams with DISC Assessments
Enhance workplace cohesion with Extended DISC Team Culture Assessments. Secure increased productivity, work satisfaction, team member self-esteem and decrease stress and anxiety.
What is Team Productivity?
Team productivity is essentially the operating efficiency of the team. We have all spent time being on a team that did not function well. Conflict was widespread, a considerable workload caused pressure, and members had a lack of trust, a negative experience so overwhelming that you wanted to quit your job!
Thankfully, the factors to build a cohesive, high functioning team are known and repeatable. Productive teams function smoothly, there is no breakdown in communication, managers resolve conflicts quickly, and team members are working toward a common goal. The quality of work the team produces increases and gets completed within a reasonable time frame. Productive teams are also more likely to have a high number of engaged employees leading to better employee engagement.
How to measure team productivity?
Understanding, tracking and measuring team productivity is one of the most important functions of a manager. The traditional view of team productivity is input divided by out. A company producing more from its inputs, i.e., labour, and resources or reducing their inputs and producing the same output, has an advantage over a company producing less.
Most organisations have a six-month or annual review to measure productivity. A manager will assess the work, ask for feedback from colleagues, and decide whether the employee is performing at a sufficient level. Many factors affect productivity that a manager will assess in the review.
Today surveys, project management dashboards and DISC assessments help managers to track productivity and identify employees who are not working to their maximum performance.
What factors impact productivity?
People are busier than ever these days, but not necessarily more productive. They put in long hours at work, then more hours at home on their laptops and smartphones catching on up what they didn't accomplish at work.
Many factors, such as extreme pressure, impact productivity levels of a team. So, identifying basic signs of emotional issues such as lack of motivation, stress, a feeling of inadequateness, or even perceived unfair control in each team member is essential to maintaining a happy, rewarding and productive atmosphere within your team.
Employee relations, training and rewards all contribute to company productivity. These factors may also hinder productivity. Understanding if there are personality conflicts within the team or the members require more training, will help you to motivate your team and increase productivity.
How can you improve productivity?
True business success is the result of productive and cohesive teams. Some teams work efficiently and effectively together, while others encounter breakdowns leading to internal conflict and reduced output. Extended DISC® Team Assessments help organisations recognise barriers to cohesion and ensure the team remains united and working towards a common goal. Improving team productivity is a multistep process that involves increasing your employees' motivation and satisfaction with their roles and giving them the tools to perform assigned tasks effectively.
Businesses rely on teams to tackle projects in many different business areas. The success of any organisation is driven by having the necessary scope of behavioural styles to cover the goals of a project and team. Using DISC profile assessments managers can assign project tasks based on the natural behavioural preference of your team members to enhance team productivity.
Communication is an essential aspect of any business. Effective communication between team members can significantly improve the success of the company as well as the bottom line. DISC Communication Assessments help managers 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
Managers can also use the Extended DISC® Team and Communication Assessments to understand how to motivate team members, enhance workplace cohesion and employee relations, secure increased productivity, work satisfaction, team member self-esteem and decrease stress and anxiety.
Team productivity assessment tools
Extended DISC® Team Assessments allow leaders to learn more about their team members, including their strengths, development areas, how they are motivated, and how best to communicate with them. This in-depth understanding is invaluable to leaders as it allows them to assign tasks based on each employee's expertise and competencies. Ultimately this will build successful teams, foster productivity, job satisfaction and cohesion.
Many organisations use DISC profile assessments, but many do not realise what a valuable resource they can be when it comes to engaging a workforce. Behavioural assessments provide unparalleled insights to help organisations better understand and connect more effectively with their workforce, raising engagement and productivity.
Using DISC, leaders can discover motivators to put in place in an employee's environment to help increase their level of motivation and productivity. Leaders can learn how to delegate tasks in the most efficient way possible and overcome the time wasted with miscommunication.
Using an Extended DISC assessment can help uncover valuable insights about an individual. DISC describes why and how people behave the way they do and how to increase their productivity levels.
DISC assessment for teams
The Extended DISC® Team Assessment is a tool that combines all of the individual assessment results into one report. It displays team member personalities, team dynamics, team roles, the strengths and development areas of the team. It illustrates how the team members are adjusting their behaviours in the existing work environment.
The Extended DISC® Team Assessment provides actionable team insights in a clear, easy-to-use framework that highlights problem areas in a team. Quickly and effectively recognise potential areas of conflict and overcome these complex issues efficiently. DISC assessment results also provide a great starting point to discuss challenging topics productively and in a safe environment.
The impact team morale has on productivity
High-performance cultures contribute to the satisfaction and productivity of teams. Team members have a favourable view of the company, feel supported and are excited to come to work, positive team morale buffers against negative experiences, such as pressure and conflict. Staff are motivated to perform and are therefore engaged and productive in their roles. Employees who are more engaged and productive in their work positively impact team morale.
How to build team morale?
Teams suffering from low morale, experience a decrease in energy and excitement and are more likely to make sloppy mistakes. Low morale is more than just a passing bad mood and can occur due to increased pressure, a difficult client or fraught employee relations.
DISC Team Assessments allow you to take an overarching look at what's really going on within your team. Identifying employees who are losing motivation and finding the cause of that lack of motivation is essential to maintaining efficient and vibrant team morale. DISC assessments identify possible causes of an employee's stress and provide tips to alleviate the stress. These insights allow you to confront frustrations head-on and put in place factors to build team morale.