- May 12, 2023
- Thomas Tona
- Categories: Podcast
The DISC personality test is a tool that we use at TonaLaw to help us establish communication and management styles individually. We use it in hiring, developing onboarding, training, and more. It was designed to help you gain insights to build better, stronger, and more fulfilling relationships and is useful in both personal and professional settings.
In episode 5 of the Lead Counsel podcast, we discussed the DISC assessment, and we highlighted a few differences in communication and management styles. Four dimensions of behavior are measured in the DISC assessment. Below is a quick breakdown of the behaviors.
D – People who rate higher on D demonstrate a lot of dominance. They influence steadiness and are driven. They are entrepreneurial risk-takers who are assertive under extreme stress. High Ds thrive in chaos.
I – I stands for “influence.” People who rate higher on I are people-people. They are positive, upbeat, and bring energy to the team. They are optimistic and generally love to talk, almost too much!
S – S stands for “steadiness.” They are known for their stability and being very empathetic. They like to show up to work and know what they are doing that day. People who rate higher on S don’t like change.
C – C is “compliance.” People who rate higher on C are known for having higher attention to detail. They like structure and believe that everybody should follow the rules. They like systems and processes within a business and their own lives.
All the dimensions of the DISC scale are valuable to an organization. You don’t want an organization of all Ds because then it would be pure chaos all the time. You need an even mixture of all dimensions to keep the organization steady and successful. Knowing where everyone lands on the DISC assessment will improve communication styles within the company so everyone is receptive and can perform at their best.
Want to know what your score on the DISC test is? Take the test free here. It takes less than 20 minutes to complete.
If you want to learn more about Lead Counsel, check out https://tonalaw.com/podcast/lc005