The way in which one acts or conducts oneself, especially towards others.
Oxford English Dictionary
The Extended DISC® (eDISC®) personal analysis profile tool compares natural behaviour style against current behaviour exhibited at work. eDISC® identifies behavioural strengths and areas requiring development, and provides a starting point to explore behaviour. This can then lead to the examination of deeper values and beliefs that support transformational change.
eDISC® is similar to the well known psychometric tests MBTI®, as both are focused on behaviour. Other profile tools can be used to delve deeper into the unconscious and examine motivators and attitudes. Learn more about the Inventory of Work Attitudes and Motivators (iWAM®) that identifies and measures motivational, attitudes, decision-making, communication, time management and organisational drivers here.
'Your personality is earned; you have not received it as a gift'.
The behavioural profile tool highlights an individual’s perception of self in relationship to their environment. 160 natural personality and behaviour characteristics are set against four primary personality types placed in a representative circular model:
Dominance: Direct, strong-willed & forceful.
Influence: Sociable, talkative & lively.
Steadiness: Gentle, accommodating & soft-hearted.
Conscientious: Private, analytical & logical.
eDISC® enables you to understand yourself and others in the range of normal human behaviour. You can then learn to adapt your own responses depending on the eDiSC® style of the person(s) you are communicating with. You might consciously decide to utilise a behaviour you know will accommodate the individual or team in a specific situation, rather than using your most natural and comfortable default behaviour to achieve desired results. It's also important to note that eDISC® does not measure intelligence, aptitude, mental health or values.
Over 40 million people and 70% of Fortune 500 companies have used eDISC® to improve performance, communication and teamwork.
eDISC® supports individuals with career development and progression, career transition, behaviour change, self-awareness and communication skills.
eDISC® also supports organisations at the individual, pair or team level with behavioural change, cultural change, team building, professional development, communication skills and conflict resolution.
The main benefits of eDISC® are discovered during a facilitated coaching session working with a professionally accredited eDISC® coach. The information generated from these online self-assessments creates a combination of visual aids and descriptors to highlight key areas, promote discussion and encourage reflective practice.
Information is deconstructed through powerful questions to promote clarity on work-based opportunities, areas for development, current stressors and ensures performance coaching process involves behaviour change where behavioural strategies are realigned to maximise performance. Get in touch to find out more here.