Team Insights

American Safety Team Communication Workshop 2-24-2021

Updated February 24, 2021

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

Amanda Yazejian

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.
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 Amanda Yazejian:

  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Ask 'how' oriented questions to explore opinions.
  • Assure others that there won't be unexpected surprises.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Amanda Yazejian:

  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • 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 be vague about what's expected.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Bob Simon

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.
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.
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 Bob Simon:

  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Provide clear, specific solutions, and support your position.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Bob Simon:

  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't legislate.
  • If you disagree, don't let it reflect on others personally, and don't let it affect the relationship.
  • 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.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.

Brittany Murphy

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.
Very HighIndividualistic Demonstrates high independence and project self-confidence.
Very LowPolitical Tend to be non-competitive and demonstrate a higher service orientation.
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 Brittany Murphy:

  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • Ask for input regarding people and specific assignments.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Brittany Murphy:

  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • 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 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.

Douglas Blair

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.
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.
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 Douglas Blair:

  • Observe for possible areas of disagreement as some may not be verbal about them.
  • Be candid, open, and patient.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • Provide time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Douglas Blair:

  • 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 be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Josh Fields

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.
LowPolitical Supportive of the efforts of the team; no hidden agendas. Willing to surrender control.
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 Josh Fields:

  • Use a thoughtful and logical approach to discussing ideas and options.
  • Be certain to follow though on your part of the project.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Prepare your case in advance; don't 'wing-it' using charm alone.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a nonthreatening way.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Josh Fields:

  • 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 use quick manipulations of ideas.
  • Don't make decisions for others.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't be domineering or demanding.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.
  • Don't fail to follow through. If you say you're going to do something, do it.

Kevin Shearer

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.
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 Kevin Shearer:

  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Outline individual tasks and responsibilities in writing.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kevin Shearer:

  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't manipulate or bully others into agreeing.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • 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.
  • Avoid being impersonal or judgmental.
  • Don't stick to a strictly business agenda. Loosen up a little.

Kyron Parsons

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

Things to do to effectively communicate with Kyron Parsons:

  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide assurances about input and decisions.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Allow time to verify the issues and potential outcomes.
  • If you say you're going to do something, do it.
  • Do your homework, because others will have already done their share of it.
  • Offer input on how to make the ideas become reality.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Kyron Parsons:

  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't rush into business or the agenda; provide some time to break the ice.
  • Don't be rude, abrupt, or too fast-paced in your delivery.
  • 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.
  • Don't threaten with position or power.
  • Don't be vague about what's expected.

Michael Terry

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.
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.
AverageAltruist Concerned for others without giving everything away; a stabilizer.
Very HighRegulatory Well disciplined, and follow standard operating protocol and traditional ways.
HighTheoretical Has a high interest level in understanding all aspects of a situation or subject.

Things to do to effectively communicate with Michael Terry:

  • Provide testimonials from people seen as important and prominent.
  • Present your ideas and opinions in a non-threatening way.
  • If you agree with the outcome, follow through and do what you say you will do.
  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be accurate and realistic, don't over-inflate ideas or outcomes.
  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Be certain to remember to provide specific action steps and details for all involved.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Michael Terry:

  • Don't leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't be unrealistic with deadlines.
  • Don't leave the idea or plan without backup support.
  • Don't legislate.
  • Avoid being overly task-oriented.
  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't be disorganized or sloppy.

Miguel Cintron

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.
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 Miguel Cintron:

  • If you disagree with the direction, make an organized presentation of your position.
  • Be certain that the information you have is credible.
  • Take your time, be precise and thorough.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • List pros and cons to suggestions you make.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Keep on task with the business agenda.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Miguel Cintron:

  • 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 whine about all of the work you have to do.
  • Don't use unreliable evidence or testimonials.
  • Leave things up in the air, or to work out by chance.
  • Don't provide special personal incentives.
  • Don't rush the issues or the decision-making process.

Mike Chou

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 HighEconomic Very competitive and bottom-line oriented.
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.
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 Mike Chou:

  • Assure others that there won't be surprises.
  • Break the ice with a brief personal comment.
  • Make an organized appeal for support and contributions.
  • Be certain that individual responsibilities are clear, and there are no ambiguities.
  • Provide a specific, step-by-step timetable with names and responsibilities.
  • Provide logical and practical evidence.
  • Use the conversation to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Mike Chou:

  • Don't offer assurances and guarantees you can't fulfill.
  • Don't use someone else's opinions as evidence.
  • Don't be vague or ambiguous.
  • Don't push too hard.
  • Don't offer promises you can't keep.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda.
  • Don't whine about all of the work you have to do.

Scott Serio

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.
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 Scott Serio:

  • Put the details in writing, but don't plan on discussing them too much.
  • Free-up enough to be engaging, stimulating, and fast-paced.
  • Use his own words to direct you back to the topic or issue at hand.
  • Be efficient: Hit the major points first.
  • Motivate and persuade Scott by referring to objectives and expected results.
  • Ask 'what' oriented questions that close the issue or topics.
  • Plan to talk about things that support his dreams and goals.

Things to avoid to effectively communicate with Scott Serio:

  • Don't direct or order.
  • Don't 'dream' too much with him or you'll lose time.
  • Don't stick too rigidly to the agenda. Let him lead the way to more social conversation.
  • Don't be sloppy or disorganized.
  • Don't make decisions for him.
  • Avoid wild speculations without factual support.
  • When disagreeing, don't let it reflect on him personally.