What is DISC?

The DISC model puts preferred styles, strengths, and growth opportunities in communications into a grid. DISC enhances the knowledge of behaviour and communication. It helps to resolve conflicts and enables individual effectiveness in organisations while encouraging the use of talent. DISC?

The DISCalso promotes high performing teams which results in better performance.

The DISC model consists of four different head styles (D,I,S, en C) making it powerful in its simplicity. The DISC?

The DISC model provides insight into communication preferences and is versatile. Here is an overview of the basic characteristics of each type.

Dominant - Controlling, outgoing, direct, passionate, competitive, quick to take charge.

Interactive - Outgoing and friendly, enthusiastic, talkative, verbally impulsive.

Steady - Relating, introvert, involved, kind, thoughtful, team player, harmonious, closed.

Conscientious - Controlling, introverted thinker, quiet(ly), observer, waiting, closed, private.

  • People's behaviour is predictable and can be summarised in habitual patterns. A primary style and a supporting post (secondary) style form the basis of communication preferences.
  • Extroverts (D & I) say what they mean and they often take the initiative. They are direct in their approach.
  • Introverts (C & S) however, would rather not talk, they prefer to listen. They focus their energy on their inner world. Their attitude is often hesitant. Their approach is therefore indirect.
  • Controlling people (D & C) focus on things and achieve results. Their actions are rational and focused on controlling the environment.
  • Relating people (S & I) focus on relationships with others. They are more driven by their emotions.

The results of the Q4 Personal Style (DISC) Analysisreveals answers to the following FAQs:

  • How do the different styles differ in leadership?
  • Why does one person always have much to say while another struggles to find the right words?
  • How do different styles respond to change?
  • How do different styles handle processes and procedures?

All human behaviour is influenced by all four temperaments. However, there is always one temperament that dominates our daily life (primary temperament), supported by a supporting tendency (secondary temperament).

In Q4 Personal Style  (DISC) Analysis, we describe the predictable behaviour of people in 16 different behavioural styles. These behaviour styles work as filters that affect how we behave, how we interpret others' behaviour and how we look at others.

A style is neither right nor wrong. Each style has strengths and challenges depending on the context. If the circumstances are favourable, we will adjust our behaviour according to the role we play. When the conditions are not optimal, we tend to unconsciously react according to our primary style. (+ spatie) Q4 Personal Style (DISC) Analysis provides a universal language for behaviour and communication. (+ spatie) Q4 Profiles is based on both the quality and strength of each individual, which helps to better understand and to benefit from the differences between individuals.  This approach allows us for placement of employees in positions that suits them.

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