DISC for your Business
What is DISC Profiling?
DISC profiling may sound like a modern concept, but its origins date back to the roaring 1920s. Psychologist William Moulton Marston studied the behavioural traits of normal people, and it was he who first classified the four DISC personality types. Today, DISC profile assessments help organisations to work efficiently, cohesively and help people develop empathy for one another. They provide [...]
How to Use DISC Assessments?
The DISC model can help you improve the work environment. A DISC profile assessment is a highly validated tool and utilises tested methods that, if implemented correctly, can benefit both your business and your employees' well-being in the workplace. DISC profile assessments offers a quick and easy way to learn more about the personality of your employees, and it also [...]
4 Ways to Utilise DISC Personality Profiles At Work
Personalities are important in the workplace. It allows you to screen talents for better job fit, helps you have more cohesive teams, and also allows you to utilise strengths and improve weaknesses of your team members. And, there are many ways you can categorise your employees’ personalities. One of them is using the DISC model. In this article, we’ll share [...]
Utilising Your Employees’ DISC Profiles in the Workplace
As a manager or team leader, how can you utilise your team members' DISC profile results to improve performance in the workplace? In a position of responsibility, chances are you'll be interacting with more people than most and trying to bring them together for the desired result. The good news is, there are DISC based strategies you can use that [...]
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Intelligence in its basic form is the ability to reason, comprehend and learn. While some people are born with an innate mental acuity, most of us become more intelligent and act more intelligently as we grow older and experience different things. This type of cognitive intelligence might create a genius, but it does not always invest heavily in the feelings [...]
How does DISC relate to Emotional Intelligence?
The DISC profile system, first conceived by William Moulton Marston in the 1920s, identifies four different personalities, each with its own set of strengths and limitations. It was the industrial psychologist Walter Clarke who began assessing people's DISC profiles for the purposes of recruitment. That was in the 1950s. The four DISC profiles, or "styles" as they're called today, are [...]
Improving the Culture of an Organisation
When the culture of an organisation is wrong, employees come to work begrudgingly or with a sense of foreboding. Often, a lack of empathy exists between management, teams and individuals. Office politics and cliques can have a disastrous effect on the mental wellbeing and productivity of workers. So, how do you create a culture where everyone can be at their [...]
The Importance of Employee Engagement in the Workplace
Employers might be gratified to know employees are happy or satisfied in their work, but they should aim higher than that. The term employee engagement refers to staff who are emotionally invested in their job and feel part of something worthwhile. Their behaviour is consistently positive and driven. Benefits of Employee Engagement The importance of employee engagement in the workplace [...]
The Importance of Effective Communication in the Workplace
Effective communication is desirable at all levels of an organisation, whether it comes from top management or the shop floor. It's a reliable sign of efficiency, with staff always knowing what they're doing and why. A sound system of communication makes everyone accountable for their work and behaviour, resulting in better relationships between co-workers. When lines of communication within an [...]
5 Competencies Displayed by Effective Managers
Competencies include a range of soft and hard skills affecting how an individual performs in their job and how they actually perform work. Hard skills (ie. technical skills) are often scrutinised when making promotion decisions, but soft skills are vital for good leadership. A manager must show a range of competencies in order to succeed in their role because mastering [...]