Team Insights

People Team

Updated June 20, 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 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.

Kaylin Hill

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.
LowTheoretical Less concerned with the big picture or knowledge for knowledge sake.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kaylin Hill:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kaylin Hill:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Keslie Inman

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very HighAesthetic Places great importance in finding a good work-life balance, creating more than destroying and artistic self expression.
Very LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
AveragePolitical Flexible, able to take or leave the power or clout that comes with the job title or assignment.
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 Keslie Inman:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Get to the point quickly and don't ramble.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Keslie Inman:

  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on anyone personally.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with the team or you'll lose time.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.

Kristen Winn

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.
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 Kristen Winn:

  • Be casual and informal with gestures and body language.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kristen Winn:

  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't 'dream' too much together or you'll lose time.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.

Lauren Saak

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 LowEconomic May try to help meet customers' needs (internal and external) before their own.
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.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Lauren Saak:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Lauren Saak:

  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Vanessa Riden

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.
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.
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 Vanessa Riden:

  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Take your time to be precise and thorough.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Vanessa Riden:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.