Team Insights

Zoetis Veterinarian Peer Group

Updated April 19, 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

Abby Vennekotter

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.
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.
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 Abby Vennekotter:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Abby Vennekotter:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Brianna Fredrich

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

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brianna Fredrich:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.

Donna Drebes

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

LowAesthetic Has a bottom-line approach focusing on functionality over form or aesthetics.
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.
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 Donna Drebes:

  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Do your homework, be prepared, don't fake it if you don't know an answer.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Donna Drebes:

  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to accept changes.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • Avoid rambling discussion and wasting time.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence, provide only hard facts and data.

Elizabeth Noblett

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.
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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
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 Elizabeth Noblett:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action steps.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some modes of action and specific next-steps for all involved.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Elizabeth Noblett:

  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Be certain all decision-points have reached closure and action-plans are the result.
  • Don't be short-tempered, cold, or tight-lipped.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't talk down to anyone.
  • Don't be dogmatic.

Erin Kettelkamp

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.
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 Erin Kettelkamp:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Erin Kettelkamp:

  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • 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 and for mutual ownership.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.

Eva Jablonski

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.
LowAltruist Won't be taken advantage of and protect own turf and that of the team or organization.
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 Eva Jablonski:

  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Eva Jablonski:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Kayla Blake

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

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kayla Blake:

  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Lauren Nagel

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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
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 Lauren Nagel:

  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Lauren Nagel:

  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

Micah Jansen

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.
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.
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 Micah Jansen:

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

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Micah Jansen:

  • 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.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt in your delivery.
  • 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.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't manipulate or bully into agreeing.
  • Don't leave decisions hanging in the air.

Olivia Beasley

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.
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 Olivia Beasley:

  • Provide options for others to express their opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Be clear in your explanations.
  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with some agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Offer specific evidence about the probability of success or effectiveness of some of the options.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Olivia Beasley:

  • Avoid getting bogged down in facts, figures, or abstractions.
  • Don't legislate or dictate goals or activities.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be dogmatic or authoritarian.
  • Don't make decisions for anyone.
  • Don't confuse or distract from the business issues at hand.
  • Don't be aloof, cold, or seem disinterested.

Rachel Schulte

DISC Style

Values/Drivers

Very LowAesthetic Not into artistic expression, or achieving balance and harmony in life. All about the utilitarian, bottom-line results.
AverageEconomic Able to perceive and create a balance between the need for economic return and other needs as well.
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.
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 Rachel Schulte:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • When agreeing, support the ideas and potential results, not the person.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Be certain to conclude the communication with agreed upon action steps for all involved.
  • Motivate and persuade yourself by referring to objectives and expected results.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Rachel Schulte:

  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Don't make decisions for Rachel.
  • 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.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let Rachel lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with Rachel or you'll lose time.
  • Don't come in with a ready-made decision, unless you are ready to discuss a variety of options and accept changes.