Team Insights

Jamie Group

Updated March 21, 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 Andreas

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.
HighPolitical Able to accept the credit or take the blame with a 'the buck stops here' attitude.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ashley Andreas:

  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashley Andreas:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position; provide some time to warm up to the ideas and for mutual ownership.
  • 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.

Ashley Fick

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.
Very LowIndividualistic Has a very high service orientation and are able to provide follow-through and support efforts.
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 Ashley Fick:

  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the agreement.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to draw out opinions.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashley Fick:

  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't stick coldly onto the business agenda.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't make decisions for others.

Becca Locke

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.
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 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.
Very LowTheoretical Doesn't get bogged down in details and minutia.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Becca Locke:

  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Be specific about what needs to be done and who is going to do it.
  • 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.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide options for you to express your opinions and make some of the decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Becca Locke:

  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.

Cheyann Horton

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.
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.
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 Cheyann Horton:

  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Cheyann Horton:

  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.

Jamie Sivils

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.
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.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
Very LowRegulatory An independent and autonomous agent, very flexible problem-solver, and able to craft a variety of solutions.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Jamie Sivils:

  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Plan to talk about things that support dreams and goals.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jamie Sivils:

  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.

Janie Ford

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

AverageAesthetic Able to appreciate the benefit for balance and harmony without losing sight of the practical side of things.
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.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
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 Janie Ford:

  • Plan to talk about things that support her dreams and goals.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Provide options for Janie to express her opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Janie Ford:

  • Don't 'dream' too much with her or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on her personally.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.

Jason Smith

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very LowAesthetic Not into artistic expression, or achieving balance and harmony in life. All about the utilitarian, bottom-line results.
Very HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
Very HighPolitical Very strong leader, and able to take control of a variety of initiatives and maintain control.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
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 Jason Smith:

  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Provide testimonials from people he sees as important and prominent.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Plan some extra time in your schedule for talking, relating, and socializing, but let him take the lead, and don't be surprised if the socializing ends abruptly.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jason Smith:

  • Don't talk down to him.
  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't make decisions for him.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.

Katie Wendt

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.
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.
LowRegulatory Able to be a multi-threaded problem solver, able to shift gears and projects in a flexible way.
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 Katie Wendt:

  • Provide options for you to express your opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Motivate and persuade by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Be clear in your explanations.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Katie Wendt:

  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't direct or order.