Enhance Team Performance with DISC Assessments
DISC Team Assessments provide unparalleled insights into factors that inform your team culture. Apply these powerful insights to increase collaboration, boost productivity and positively impact employee morale.
What is Team Profiling?
No matter how small or large your team is, understanding the balance between behavioural styles and dynamics is integral to having a happy and productive team. Teamwork involves not only performing various tasks in order to achieve a shared goal, but also interacting with people who have different behavioural styles. Knowing how the other members of the team think, feel, and work makes it much easier to function effectively as a group. The Extended DISC Team Analysis is a team profiling tool that aims to help you enhance workplace cohesion and increase team productivity and team member satisfaction.
The Team Analysis provides organisations with a clear, easy-to-use framework to understand complex team issues quickly, to solve problems and to improve performance and communication. It also creates a safe environment to discuss challenging topics productively. The Team Analysis provides a big picture that enables confident decision making.
The Extended DISC Team Analysis is a team profiling tool that combines individual assessment results into one report. It illustrates team dynamics on a ‘Shotgun Map’, highlighting the strengths and development areas of the team. It reveals how the team members are adjusting their behaviours in the existing work environment and describes the contribution each member brings to the group, along with identifying who drives the team forward and who supports.
Insights gained from team profiling help business leaders to:
- motivate their team members
- understand how each member can make the best contribution
- interact effectively with individuals who operate differently
- optimise the diverse strengths of the team
- enhance communication
- mitigate conflict and solve problems
- deliver objective, constructive, and workplace-focused feedback
Tools used during team assessments and profiling
We provide several team profiling tools to support teams to work cohesively and productively.
DISC Team Assessments
The Extended DISC Team Analysis is a tool that combines all the individual assessment results into one report. It displays team member personalities, team dynamics, team roles, the strengths and development areas of the team.
The team profile assessment illustrates problem areas in a group and provides actionable team insights in a clear, easy-to-use framework. Staff profiling results provide an excellent starting point to discuss challenging topics productively and in a safe environment.
Communication is an essential aspect of any business. Effective communication between team members can significantly improve productivity levels, the success of the company as well as the bottom line.
We recommend integrating our Individual and/or Manager's Communication Assessments with the DISC Team Assessment to highlight the strengths and development areas of an individual's communication style. The communication assessment also includes tips to help individuals communicate better with different DISC styles.
How team profiling can impact culture and growth
Business success relies on productive and cohesive teams. While some teams work efficiently and effectively together, others encounter breakdowns leading to internal conflict and reduced output. These types of issues can have a severe impact on team culture and growth.
Many factors feed into team breakdowns. One of the main reasons being misunderstandings occurring during interaction between different DISC personality types. An Extended DISC Team Analysis can help fix this by providing each team member with an insight into their colleagues’ ways of operating – thereby promoting mutual understanding and increased cohesion. Knowing what kind of people make up a specific team can also help a manager to understand why there may be a personality conflict or whether there may be a need for more training for a person operating outside their natural strengths area.
Staff profiling also outlines the roles in a team that each member is a natural fit for. Some people are natural influencers, some are excellent planners, some may be specialists or developers, for example. Leaders may discover things they didn’t know about their team members, providing perhaps an opportunity for roles to be tweaked or opportunities given that would allow individuals to find greater fulfilment in their work. People working according to their natural strengths are motivated people. Motivated people bring enthusiasm to their role and have a higher output, contributing significantly both to a positive workplace culture and increased company growth.
How can team profiling be used to grow teams and assist during recruitment?
Every business leader knows that an organisation is only as good as the people it employs. As an organisation expands, this moves beyond simply "hiring the best people". New employees need to fit into teams and work well with others. Whether you are putting a new team together or looking to develop the skills of an existing one, navigating the various behavioural styles of your workforce is complicated at the best of times.
Extended DISC team profiles are especially valuable in a hiring situation when you are recruiting someone into an existing team. The team profiling tools allow you to predict how a potential new hire will fit into a team and provide insight into how that individual will function in a group situation. Using the team profiling assessment, leaders and consultants can identify any potential conflicts before they arise and feel confident making decisions regarding the team.
Team Profiling tools assist you to create, upskill and produce high performing teams. Armed with insider knowledge of its members’ natural behavioural styles and recognising that they need to adapt their own communication style to effectively connect with different individuals, team leaders will find the Extended DISC Team Analysis helpful when leading a new group of people.
Each of the DISC styles benefits the team differently. Profiling assessments allow organisations to conduct a gaps analysis and pinpoint team members with similar and opposite behavioural styles, identifying who may work particularly well together or who may be able to offer complementary or different skills.
Effective communication is fundamental to growing highly-functioning teams. For a closer look into the communication strengths and styles of your team members, we recommend reading a Communication Assessment report alongside the Team Profile Assessment. The Communication Assessment is available for both individuals and for managers. This report outlines:
- The strengths of the individual's communication and listening styles.
- How other DISC styles may view the individual’s style of communication.
- How the individual can improve their communication with other DISC styles – tips, Dos and Don’ts.
You can also view your team members’ profiling assessment results in an Individual Behavioural Assessment report for each person. In addition to identifying the person’s behavioural style and natural role in a team, the individual assessment provides information about motivators and demotivators, strengths and development areas, their natural competencies in terms of time management, communication and leadership and information on what causes them stress, how they reveal stress and how their stress can be alleviated.
DISC Team Building Workshops
Looking for a team workshop incorporating DISC training activities?
Let us share our knowledge and experience in team development and DISC for teams with you.
HR Profiling Solutions offers DISC team building workshops combining DISC team activities with DISC team training. Contact us today to find out more about these fun and collaborative DISC profile workshops that aim to build trust, rapport, and cohesion within new, developing and established teams and ultimately to boost team productivity.
HR Profiling Solutions Extended DISC team training sessions can be conducted in person, depending on location, and online everywhere. Let us know your particular needs and we can tailor our sessions to meet them.