The use of DISC presents a wide range of possibilities when working with teams, opening up the field of DISC team building. In a general sense, DISC profiling can help in many areas, including the initial formation of the team and ongoing assessment of its operating effectiveness.
In more specific terms, DISC can yield invaluable information on particular aspects of the team development process. For example, it can look into the ways that members work together, both as a group and at the level of individual working relationships. DISC also has a useful part to play in understanding the leader's role in a team, and helping to develop that leader's effectiveness.
In this section of the Axiom Software site, we look at some of the principles of DISC in a team environment, and also some of the practical ways it can be used to develop and enhance a team's performance.
Before going on to examine specific applications of DISC in team-building, this section introduces some basic ideas and concepts.
- Team Factors and Subfactors
The DISC concepts of Factors and Sub-traits can be applied with little adaptation to teams rather than individuals. In this section, we see how the team-based equivalent of a DISC profile can be constructed and interpreted.
- Relationships and Dynamics
Strong working relationships between members are the cornerstone of a successful team. Here, we introduce the concept of the DISC 'Dynamic', and see how it can be applied in real-world situations to analyse individual relationships and their place in the team.
- Leadership Styles
The behaviour of a team's leader, as defined by their DISC profile, can have a significant on the workings of the team. This section looks at a variety of typical leadership styles and their implications.
- Leadership Needs
A team's leader does not exist in a vacuum - each team will have different leadership needs that their leader will need to take into account to achieve peak performance. In this section, we see how DISC can help to identify these needs.
You'll also find more specific information in this section about the various team factors and subfactors used in DISC analysis. To find out more browse the menu.