Team Insights

Adobe Team

Updated September 7, 2021

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

Aarti Khunger

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.
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 Aarti Khunger:

  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Aarti Khunger:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • 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 stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Adaobi Chine

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.
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.
AverageTheoretical Able to balance the quest for understanding and knowledge with the practical needs of a situation.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Adaobi Chine:

  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Adaobi Chine:

  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't be careless or haphazard.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Amrit Singh

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.
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 Amrit Singh:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • 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.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Amrit Singh:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • 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 stick too rigidly to the agenda.

Andrea Baker

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.
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 Andrea Baker:

  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Andrea Baker:

  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • 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 vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.

Ben Brodsky

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.
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 Ben Brodsky:

  • Provide immediate incentives for willingness to help on the project.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand… don't get too far off track.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging and optimistic in your conversations.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear and there are no ambiguities.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ben Brodsky:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't stick coldly to the business agenda.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • 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.

Eve Tastet

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.
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.
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.
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 Eve Tastet:

  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Eve Tastet:

  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Joshua Greenberg

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.
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.
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 Joshua Greenberg:

  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Joshua Greenberg:

  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • 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.

LaTawnya Love

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.
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 LaTawnya Love:

  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with LaTawnya Love:

  • Don't use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't force others to agree quickly with your objectives and position. Provide some time to warm up to the ideas.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.

MEGAN ANDERSON

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.
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 MEGAN ANDERSON:

  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with MEGAN ANDERSON:

  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • 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 offer promises you can't keep.

Michael Mendez

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.
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.
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 Michael Mendez:

  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Be prepared to handle some objections.
  • Provide options for Michael to express his opinions and make some of the decisions.
  • Be specific about what's needed to be done, and who is going to do it.
  • Plan to talk about things that support his dreams and goals.
  • Provide immediate incentives for his willingness to help on the project. Ask for his opinions.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Michael Mendez:

  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • Avoid leaving loopholes or vague issues hanging in the air.
  • Avoid making guarantees and assurances when there is a risk in meeting them.
  • Don't forget or lose things necessary for the meeting or project.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on him personally.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.

Nobuko Buonanno

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.
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.
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 Nobuko Buonanno:

  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Approach issues in a straightforward, direct and factual way.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Nobuko Buonanno:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • If you disagree don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.

Ying Liao

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.
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.
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 Ying Liao:

  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence to support your position.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Ying Liao:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • 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 manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.

Yuval Grainer

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.
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.
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 Yuval Grainer:

  • Find some areas of common interest and involvement.
  • Yuval will follow through on his part; you be certain to follow through on your part.
  • Be certain to emphasize next action-steps.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Yuval Grainer:

  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.