How do you “show up” in the workplace?
We all have a certain way of “showing up” in the workplace. We behave differently at work, surrounded by co-workers and managers, than we do at home, surrounded by our friends and family. You have a “natural” style of behavior that feels right for you. It’s how you prefer to operate. However, you also have an “adapted” style of behavior, which is how you tend to change your natural behavior to suit the professional environment you’re in.
The more you have to adapt, the greater stress you tend to feel. When you’re working in an environment where you have to suppress who you are—or where your natural tendencies aren’t appreciated—you have a greater potential for interpersonal conflicts and performance problems.
Still, a certain amount of adaptation is usually required at work, where you’re surrounded by all different kinds of people. It’s a useful tool for building relationships and dealing with the professional world in general.
Unfortunately, most people don’t have the self-awareness to understand their own natural tendencies and how they’re adapting (or not adapting…or adapting ineffectively) in the workplace. As a result, they continue to struggle.
What is the DISC Assessment?
DISC is the leading personal assessment tool used to enhance self-awareness. It helps you understand your natural behavioral style and your adapted style. It also helps you see where you could adapt in different ways to create better outcomes for yourself and others. In some cases, it helps you see how your professional environment is impacting you, and how a different environment might suit you better. The DISC measures four dimensions of behavior:
- How you respond to problems and challenges
- How you influence others to your point of view
- How you respond to the pace of the environment
- How you respond to rules and procedures set by others
DISC is conducted via an online assessment. You answer a series of simple questions and then receive a detailed report outlining a variety of key insights (outlined below).
How Will DISC Help You?
For career climbers, the insights revealed in the DISC assessment can help you to:
- Improve workplace performance
- Enhance professional communication skills
- Minimize conflicts with your team and leaders
- Strengthen relationships with your team and leaders
- Maximize and leverage your personal traits in the workplace
You can even share your report with your boss as a tool for facilitating growth and enhancing your relationship. For job seekers and career changers, the DISC assessment can help you to:
- Determine a career path that matches who you are
- Align personality and behavioral traits with the right work environment
- Improve communication skills for networking and interviewing
With the help of the DISC, you will understand and identify:
Your Natural and Adapted Behavioral Styles
Gain clarity about how you like to work and the adjustments you make on the job.
Your Personal Strengths & Weaknesses
Identify areas of strength that you should leverage at work and areas of weakness that you should minimize or improve.
How Others Perceive You at Work
Gain eye-opening insight into how your colleagues interpret your behaviors to create an “image” of who you are.
Your Communication Preferences
Understand your natural communication style and how you can adapt more effectively to create stronger relationships.
Your Ideal Work Environment
Learn what kind of work environment (and organizational culture) best suits you.
Your Motivators and Management Preferences
Learn what drives you and how leaders can bring out the best in you.
Your Time Wasters
Discover the hidden ways you may be wasting time and how to minimize them.
Your Unique Value
Learn how your talents and behaviors contribute positively to the organization.
As you gain understanding of your own unique style, you’ll also learn how to identify the style of others, giving you a deep appreciation and respect for differences. This will help you leverage your newfound self-awareness with others.
You’ll also learn specific strategies for adapting to other people in the professional environment. This empowers you to overcome interpersonal tension and present yourself as a confident, poised professional in any circumstance.
Consulting with Chrissy
Your DISC Assessment report is incredibly comprehensive and full of useful information. Chrissy will help you dissect it and make meaning from it. After you complete the assessment, you'll meet with Chrissy for 1 hour (via phone) to discuss the results and how to use them moving forward in your career journey. She'll help you leverage your newfound self-awareness and turn it into concrete actions to propel you forward.
How It Works
After purchase, you'll receive an email from Chrissy within 24 hours containing the link to take your assessment online and to schedule your consult, which will take place shortly after that the assessment is complete.
Includes full DISC assessment and report
Includes 90-minute phone consultation with Chrissy Scivicque
Includes MP3 recording of phone consult for your future reference