In the past few weeks, I have spoken to clients who are looking at specific work teams and work relationships, one in particular was for a group who is relatively new and another that is in the early stages of forming for a formal start in 2022. Both clients have integrated DiSC® into their organizations and were interested in learning how to use it to help the team members function more effectively for greater results.
For an individual, we would look at their own strengths and areas for development, understanding that in order to be more effective in certain situations; they may need to modify their behavior in order to achieve their desired results. So what about a team?
As with the individual, the team will also have its combination of strengths and areas of development. And in a team review, we can identify one particular dimension which is less represented. In addition, an awareness of both should be calculated in communication and potential conflict situations. Teams, like individuals, have specific needs and when not met could bring a serious challenge.
We all have our strengths (gifts) and we all have our weaknesses (areas for improvement). To learn more about yourself and others consider an assessment tool, the very popular Everything DiSC® Profiles, which examine four behavioral dimensions:
"The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime." - Babe Ruth