WHAT IS DISC?
The DiSC assessment, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences. If you participate in a DiSC program, you’ll be asked to complete a series of questions that produce a detailed report about your personality and behavior. You’ll also receive tips related to working with people of other styles.
Note: Information here applies only to Everything DiSC and DiSC Classic assessments. It’s likely that other tests using the name DISC have not been researched and validated to the depth of Wiley’s DiSC products.
The DiSC® model provides a common language that people can use to better understand themselves and to adapt their behaviors with others — within a work team, a sales relationship, a leadership position, or other relationships.
DiSC profiles help you and your team:
- Increase your self-knowledge: how you respond to conflict, what motivates you, what causes you stress, and how you solve problems
- Improve working relationships by recognizing the communication needs of team members
- Facilitate better teamwork and teach productive conflict
- Develop stronger sales skills by identifying and responding to customer styles
- Manage more effectively by understanding the dispositions and priorities of employees and team members
What does DiSC stand for? What do the letters mean?
Person places emphasis on accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
•Sees the big picture
•Can be blunt
•Gets straight to the point
Person places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships
•Likes to collaborate
•Dislikes being ignored
Person places emphasis on cooperation, sincerity, dependability
•Doesn't like to be rushed
Person places emphasis on quality and accuracy, expertise, competency
•Wants the details
•Fears being wrong