The DiSC Differentiator

 

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Everything DiSC® is a psychometric personality assessment that measures an individual’s behavioural style.

This research-validated model helps individuals to understand themselves and others to be able to build more effective working relationships that are built on an understanding of their different needs, priorities and communication styles. This increased understanding of yourself and others on a team results in saving time, increased energy and engagement, reduced conflict and improved performance. Everything DiSC is used by millions globally each year to improve team performance.

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DiSC is a simple and memorable acronym for the four primary styles of behaviour seen in the DiSC Circumplex:

Dominance (D)

Influence (i)

Steadiness (S)

Conscientiousness (C)

Unlike other personality tests, there is no such thing as a perfect or ideal DiSC profile. Everyone is a blend of all four DiSC styles, although you would have a tendency to lean more towards one or two of the four. There is no one profile that is “better” than any other profile. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. one of the world’s largest publishing companies, were the first publisher of a DiSC assessment to use twenty-first century technology adaptive testing to deliver the highest levels of validity, reliability and accuracy ever achieved. All other DISC assessment providers are using some variation of a 24-item, forced-choice questionnaire first developed by John Cleaver in the 1950’s.

In the Everything DiSC family there are over six different Everything DiSC personality assessments which are application focused. The reports are tailored to present application activities to you as an individual contributor, team member, manager, leader or sales person. Everything DiSC offers immediately applicable personal development solutions to build better relationships that lead to better workplaces and increased productivity.

Provides a common language across the organisation
Increases self-awareness
Builds stronger relationships
Improves employee and workplace communication
Improves people skills
Effective conflict resolution platform
Increases behavioural adaptability
Creates cohesive teamwork
Increases employee engagement
Foundation for personal development
Acts as a springboard for conversation and team building
The Everything DiSC® profiles spark meaningful and purposeful discussions that begin with understanding oneself, exploring their potential and building more effective relationships

Not all DiSC profiles are the same.

What sets Everything DiSC apart from the others:

Research validated yet easily accessible.
With an uncompromising focus on research and validity we ensure that the feedback and insight our tools provide are as accurate and reliable as possible. Each profile report tells a story that the learner can easily connect with and take action immediately putting the insights and strategies into practice. We also keep this story simple while offering rich content that learners can understand and remember. Most personality assessments are written for clinical, industrial, or organisational psychologists or for an academic audience. The Everything DiSC assessment is written for a general audience using neutral language and in fact is written in the first person to the respondent.

Advanced testing methodology.
All DISC profiles are based on the same four dimensions or behavioural traits, namely Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance or Conscientiousness. However, most publishers of the DISC Model products have different questionnaires, even though some are very similar. They all originate from the same 24 item, four words per item, forced choice questionnaire that was developed by Geier and Hendrickson in the 1960’s and revised in 1971. With modern advancements in psychometrics, this type of assessment is now very outdated.

What sets the Everything DiSC family of tools apart is our current use of a five-point Likert response scale and our method of Adaptive Testing (AT), a computer-based iterative methodology that successively selects and presents subsequent questions based on a learner’s response to previous questions. Most importantly, this type of tailored testing increases the precision of the assessment instrument. We were the first and continue to be one of the only assessment developers and publishers with DISC related tools on the market to use Adaptive Testing. With this technology, a person’s Everything DiSC profile is 32% more accurate than a traditional DiSC Classic profile.

Everything DiSC profiles focus on the complete learning process.
A DiSC profile is not black and white. With the Everything DiSC suite, the products are extremely versatile. Each Everything DiSC profile is compatible with the next, meaning participants’ results can be shown across different applications without retaking the questionnaire. Providing not just an assessment instrument and in-depth profile report, but many follow-up tools that take learners even deeper into understanding themselves and others. In addition, each comprehensive product package is completely customisable for classroom facilitation and includes additional learning platforms to keep the lessons from DiSC alive.

Profiles can be printed in sections to allow control over how much information participants receive at any one time. Even the name of the profiles can be relabelled to match the name of the program you are running.

Ongoing research.
Most other DISC providers continue to use two or three graphs to represent the learner’s assessment results, claiming that the first and second graphs measure adaptive and natural behavior. This is a myth. Years ago, when some of our data looked to point that way we believed this to be true. However, upon further data collection we discovered this explanation to be false, a finding backed by The British Psychological Society. In the early 90s, The Society performed its own validation study on the 24-item DISC questionnaire and concluded that graph one and two were measuring nothing more than different views of self-perception. Current DISC providers who continue to make this assertion are working with outdated and unsupported facts.

MyEverythingDiSC.com
Whether learners want to dig deep into DiSC research and theory or build their working relationships through Comparison Reports, MyEverythingDiSC provides powerful, personalized tools and resources. With MyEverythingDiSC, learners can:

Access their DiSC profile anytime, with any device
Compare their DiSC style with their colleagues and explore similarities and differences
Learn more about how their DiSC style impacts workplace relationships and productivity
Deepen their understanding of the theory and research behind Everything DiSC
Create Customer Interaction Maps for improving sales relationships (Exclusive to Everything DiSC Sales)
Build better working relationship

The most important thing to know about any tool you use to profile employees is that it is valid and reliable. For that reason, we exclusively use instruments developed by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Wiley is at the forefront of research and development in the application of behavioural sciences in the workplace, and has published validation reports for all of its profiles. Here is a statement from Wiley on their commitment to ongoing research:

“Wiley is committed to maintaining the highest standards of instrument development and application through careful research and development processes. We ensure all of our instruments offer valid scores and accurate feedback to the respondent. Each instrument is designed to provide reasonably accurate interpretations or feedback on your scores”.

Everything DiSC is the original, most researched and most transformational DiSC product on the market.

Quality, reliability, validity, and results are fundamental qualities that have established Everything DiSC’s credibility and contributed to its continued success in the competitive marketplace.

A video short on the Productive Conflict resource. Different people with their different preferences behave differently when in a conflict situation.

Versatile Solutions

Our flexible Everything DiSC® applications are designed to help learners better understand themselves AND others. Whether improving working relationships, strengthening management skills, or tackling conflict with a new mindset, Everything DiSC® delivers insights and strategies to meet learners’ needs.

The Everything DiSC Workplace profile is our foundational profile. It can be used with everyone in the organisation, regardless of their title or role. Participants understand and appreciate the styles of the people they work with, resulting in more effective and productive working relationships.

  • Discovering your DiSC Style
  • Understanding others
  • Building more effective relationships
  • Includes optional people-reading module

Applications:

  • Team Building
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Improving Communication
  • Increasing Employee Engagement
  • Building a Collaborative Culture

Workplace conflict is inevitable. Rather than focus on a step-by-step process for conflict resolution, Everything DiSC® Productive Conflict helps learners curb destructive behaviors so that conflict can become more productive, ultimately improving workplace results and relationships.

Everything DiSC Productive Conflict helps learners increase self-awareness around conflict behaviors and discover how to effectively respond to the uncomfortable and unavoidable challenges of workplace conflict.

Workplace conflict is inevitable.

Your learners will:

Explore the destructive and productive conflict behaviors of each DiSC® style
Understand how to manage your response to conflict situations
Discover communication strategies when engaging in productive conflict with colleagues

Participants learn how to read the styles of the people they manage.

With the Everything DiSC Management profile participants will learn how to bring out the best in their employees. The result is managers who adapt their styles to manage more effectively.

Understanding your DiSC Management style
Assists manager with the following management skills
Directing and delegating
Building a motivational environment
Developing their direct reports
Adapt your working relationships and managing up with Your Manager
Applications:

Emerging Leaders
Increasing Management Effectiveness
Increasing Employee Motivation
Improving Communication with each Direct Report
Front-line and Mid-level Management Skills Development

Everything DiSC Work of Leaders is based on five years of research done by Wiley to identify what successful leaders do. The outcome was that great leaders craft a vision, build alignment for the vision, then champion execution of a plan to achieve the vision.

In addition to measuring a leaders DiSC style, the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders Profile measures the degree to which leaders use 18 best practices to turn their visions into reality. Rich, compelling narrative adds depth to the data and strong visuals support the learning process by illustrating key messages with tangible steps toward a desired outcome.

  • Focuses on the one-to-many leadership approach
  • Introduces the Vision, Alignment and Execution process of leadership
  • Identifies leadership best practices on easy to understand continua
  • Provides a clear path of action

Application:

  • Improved Leadership Effectiveness
  • Execution of Strategic Plans
  • Senior Team Alignment

With the use of a selectable comment feature, CommentSmart, raters can give focused, balanced and constructive feedback that the user can easily implement.

How 363 for Leaders differs from other 360 assessments:

Focused on 3 Greatest Strengths and 3 Development Strategies, not 5.
Development Strategies are leadership practices the raters want to see more of the most, not what the leaders scored lowest in.
No literal comments, however the constructively written selectable comments provide powerful feedback.
All 24 leadership practices measured contribute to effective leadership. We are not measuring what not to do, only what raters want more of.
Applications:

Improving Leadership Effectiveness
360-degree Feedback for any Leader or Manager
Coaching Tool
Leadership Performance Benchmarking

Comparison Report: Can be generated for any two people who have completed an Everything DiSC profile to illustrate their similarities and differences, so they can improve the way they work together. This report comes with each of the profiles at no extra cost.

Supplement for Facilitators: This report comes with each of the profiles at no extra cost. Although it says for the facilitator, we highly suggest sharing with the participant as it gives that extra bit of information that makes their profile that much more powerful and personalised.

Facilitator Report: A valuable tool for the facilitator. Provides an Everything DiSC map with the group’s DiSC distribution, and has key information about the group’s culture and percentages of the DiSC styles of the group. This report also provides names and DiSC styles of all participants in the group.

MyEverythingDiSC.com

Our Everything DiSC profiles come with access to MyEverythingDiSC.com, which is a free online resource for anyone who has taken an Everything DiSC profile. This tool provides participants access to take their profiles out of the classroom into the workplace with practical application.

  • Learn more about your DiSC style and what that means for working with colleagues who have different styles and priorities.
  • Listen to an in-depth podcast of your behavioural style, for deeper understanding.
  • Understand your main contributions and challenges when working with others.
  • Upload your Everything DiSC profiles and choose which you would like as your primary report to share with others.
  • Scroll around the DiSC Map to learn each style’s unique characteristics.
  • Discover the history and evolution of DiSC, from William Marston’s creation of the theory to the cutting-edge implementation of adaptive testing and beyond!
  • Review an easy-to-understand summary of the research and theory behind DiSC.
  • Invite colleagues to create Comparison Reports as well as manage invitations received from others.

Once your account is set up you can choose how colleagues can search for you whether that be by name, email or nickname and manage your privacy settings and other account information as well!

This can be used as an interactive follow-up website where your clients can continue to learn about DiSC and connect with their colleagues. Whether it’s inviting a new team member to create an Everything DiSC Comparison Report or generating a Customer Interaction Map before that next sales meeting, MyEverythingDiSC.com makes working with DiSC a daily event.

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