Team Insights

KC Assessment

Updated May 10, 2022

Team DISC

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I
S
C
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

Ashlyn Parmley

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.
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.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Ashlyn Parmley:

  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ashlyn Parmley:

  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air. Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Gracie Tiffany

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.
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 Gracie Tiffany:

  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Present your items in a logical way.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Three rules: Make it quick, make it engaging, and make for the door.
  • Provide options to express opinions and make some of the decisions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Gracie Tiffany:

  • Don't be casual, informal, or loud.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected of either of you.
  • Avoid asking rhetorical questions, or useless ones.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.

Gregory Dillon

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.
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.
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 Gregory Dillon:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • Join in with some name-dropping, talk positively about people and their goals.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Gregory Dillon:

  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Jake Dyer

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
HighEconomic High drive for economic gain helps provide motivation through long projects and assignments.
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.
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 Jake Dyer:

  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Jake Dyer:

  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Mandy Flageolle

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.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
Very HighAltruist Has a very high sincerity-factor and a high empathy for others' needs.
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 Mandy Flageolle:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Mandy Flageolle:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Nicole Wise

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.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
Very LowAltruist Guards trust level so as not to get burned, either self or team.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
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 Nicole Wise:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • 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.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Nicole Wise:

  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.