Team Insights

Inspirato – Talent Development Team

Updated February 24, 2022

Team DISC

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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

Aly Kelsall

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Aly Kelsall:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Aly Kelsall:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Dordane Nasseri

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.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
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.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Dordane Nasseri:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be prepared for some start-stop events, due to potential indecision from keeping the data-gate open for more information.
  • Present your items in a logical way.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Three rules: Make it quick, make it engaging, and make for the door.
  • Do your homework, be prepared, don't fake it if you don't know an answer.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Dordane Nasseri:

  • Don't provide special personal incentives.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on others personally.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence, provide only hard facts and data.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Elise Denning

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
HighIndividualistic Has no problem standing up for your own rights and may impart this energy into others as well.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Elise Denning:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Elise Denning:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Kayla McFadden

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
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 Kayla McFadden:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kayla McFadden:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Maris Pribula

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
AverageIndividualistic Not an extremist and able to balance the needs of both others and self.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
HighAltruist Has a high desire to help others learn, grow, and develop.
HighRegulatory Strong preference for following established systems or creating them if none present.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Maris Pribula:

  • Don't get off the track and talk about other issues or items.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Maris Pribula:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.