Team Insights

American Safety HR Rockstars

Updated March 14, 2022

Team DISC

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Extrovert
People
Introvert
Task

Decisiveness

How team members tend to approach problems and make decisions

Higher D Styles

Tend to solve new problems very quickly and assertively. They take an active and direct approach to obtaining results. The key here is new problems such as those that are unprecedented or haven't happened before. There may also be an element of risk in taking the wrong approach or developing an incorrect solution, but those with a High D score are willing to take those risks, even if they may be incorrect.

Lower D Styles

Tend to solve new problems in a more deliberate, controlled, and organized manner. Again, the key here is new and unprecedented problems. The Lower D style will solve routine problems very quickly because the outcomes are already known. But, when the outcomes are unknown and the problem is an uncertain one, the Lower D style will approach the new problem in a calculated and deliberate manner by thinking things through very carefully before acting.

Interactivity

How team members tend approach to interacting with people and display of emotions

Higher I Styles

Tend to meet new people in an outgoing, gregarious, and socially assertive manner. The key here is new people whom one hasn't met before. Many other styles are talkative, but more so with people that they've known for some time. The Higher I scores are talkative, interactive and open even with people whom they have just initially met. People scoring in this range may also be a bit impulsive. Generally speaking, those with the Higher I scores are generally talkative and outgoing.

Lower I Styles

Tend to meet new people in a more controlled, quiet and reserved manner. Here's where the key word "new people" enters the equation. Those with Lower I scores are talkative with their friends and close associates, but tend to be more reserved with people they've just recently met. They tend to place a premium on the control of emotions, and approach new relationships with a more reflective approach than an emotional one.

Stability

How team members tend to approach the pace of the work environment

Higher S Styles

Tend to prefer a more controlled, deliberative and predictable environment. They place a premium on security of a work situation and disciplined behavior. They also tend to show a sense of loyalty to a team or organization, and as a result, may have a greater longevity or tenure in a position than some other styles. They have an excellent listening style and are very patient coaches and teachers for others on the team.

Lower S Styles

Tend to prefer a more flexible, dynamic, unstructured work environment. They value freedom of expression and the ability to change quickly from one activity to another. They tend to become bored with the same routine that brings security to the Higher S traits. As a result, they will seek opportunities and outlets for their high sense of urgency and high activity levels, as they have a preference for spontaneity.

Cautiousness

How team members tend to approach standards, procedures, and expectations

Higher C Styles

Tend to adhere to rules, standards, procedures, and protocol set by those in authority whom they respect. They like things to be done the right way according to the operating manual. "Rules are made to be followed" is an appropriate motto for those with higher C scores. They have some of the highest quality control interests of any of the styles and frequently wish others would do the same.

Lower C Styles

Tend to operate more independently from the rules and standard operating procedures. They tend to be bottom-line oriented. If they find an easier way to do something, they'll do it by developing a variety of strategies as situations demand. To the Lower C scores, rules are only guidelines, and may be bent or broken as necessary to obtain results.

Team Values

Very Low Low Average High Very High
Aesthetic balance, harmony and form
Economic economic or practical returns
Individualistic stand out as independent and unique
Political be in control or have influence
Altruist humanitarian efforts or to help others altruistically
Regulatory establish order, routine and structure
Theoretical knowledge, learning and understanding

Ashley Jones

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ashley Jones:

  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashley Jones:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.

Ashley Davis

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ashley Davis:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashley Davis:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Sam Milligan

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
LowEconomic A team player and may put others' needs before self.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
Very HighTheoretical Passionate about learning for its own sake. Continually in learning mode and bringing a very high degree of technical or knowledge base credibility.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Sam Milligan:

  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Present your items in a logical way.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions to the project.
  • Do your homework and be prepared with goals, objectives, support materials, etc., but don't plan on using all of them. Have the material with you as support.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sam Milligan:

  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Sara Aviles

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

HighAesthetic Very much prefers form, harmony and balance. Likely a strong advocate for green initiatives and protecting personal time and space.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
AverageRegulatory Able to balance and understand the need to have structure and order, but not paralyzed without it.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Sara Aviles:

  • Do your homework because that will be critical to the success of the conversation or meeting.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Sara Aviles:

  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.

Tanya Wiggins

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
LowIndividualistic Able to support the efforts of the team without demanding the limelight; a supportive team player.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Tanya Wiggins:

  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Three rules: Make it quick, make it engaging, and make for the door.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Tanya Wiggins:

  • Don't be disorganized or confused.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't make decisions for others.