The majority of us go to work in order to make a living. While some genuinely love what they do, others might feel burdened every time Monday rolls around. In a good workplace environment, this should be the case. The time we spend in our professional roles should be fulfilling, rather than leaving us depleted.
Some of the reasons people leave their jobs can be due to lack of inspiration, challenges, or feelings of being undervalued in the workplace. When it comes to enhancing the workplace for your employees and improving team building, implementing DiSC in your company’s culture can be highly beneficial for the following reasons:
1. Build Skills & Know Their Strengths
Each person has a unique DiSC style, which is determined by statements they feel are true to themselves. Each style has its own set of distinct skills that individuals may possess. When you and your employees all understand each other’s unique DiSC styles, assigning projects and organizing group work becomes significantly easier. When you understand the personal and professional goals of your employees, you can present them with opportunities to develop the skills they need to be successful.
2. Build Relationships
Knowing the different DiSC styles values can help coworkers and management know each other. Knowledge of how we interact in our natural environment and understanding our core values and priorities will empower us to know how we want to be seen and heard.
Dismissing someone with an i style personality, will cause them to feel rejected. Negative criticism of an S style will lead them to feelings of self-doubt and insecurity. Forcing a C style to collaborate with a large group of people will cause them distress.
We don’t intentionally want to cause anyone distress or put them into situations where they are ill equipped. Utilizing the DiSC profile will help us better navigate relationships with ourselves and each other.
3. Share In Successes
An employee doesn’t want to be just a cog in the machine of industry. If you really want to value the contributions your employees make to your team, it’s important to acknowledge, validate and share successes. If you want your employees empowered and enthused about the work they’re doing, share your appreciation and acknowledgement of the work they’re doing.
4. Ask Questions
Want to know what makes your team tick? Simply ask them questions.
- What is challenging you right now?
- What would you like to spend more time doing, but aren’t able to?
- What has you excited?
- What skill or service do you want to learn?
- What resources do you need?
- What can I do to help you?
These basic questions are simple but will allow anyone to truly see what they value. If there is conflict between their current role and their DiSC profile, see if a change in position or job responsibilities can help them feel more aligned to their abilities and passions.
5. Team Building
After all, we’re human. We all have basic needs and wants. If employers want to show they truly value their employees, it’ll be on a human level. DiSC provides the tools and resources to build relationships based on trust, effective communication, and support. A positive team encourages, empowers, and has a unified commitment to overcoming obstacles and working toward common goals.